Brixham Town in Devon
Brixham is a fishing town of about 18,000 people in the south coast of Devon. Brixham lies at the southern end of Torbay, across the bay from Torquay, and is chiefly a fishing port. Fishing and tourism are its major industries.
The name 'Brixham' is thought to come from the Old English name 'Brioc' with the suffix '-ham' an ancient term for village. This implies that it is the site of 'Brioc's village'. Brixham is quite hilly, and development centres on the harbour which remains in use as a dock for fishing trawlers. Its main tourist attraction is the replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship the 'Golden Hind', permanently moored in the harbour.
The nearest source of local information is available from Brixham Tourist Information Centre.
Dining out near Brixham
The Poopdeck Restaurant, Brixham
The Quayside Restaurant, Brixham
Taylor's Restaurant, Dartmouth
The Seahorse Restaurant, Dartmouth
Jan and Freddies Brasserie, Dartmouth
Annabelles Kitchen, Dartmouth
Langtry's Restaurant, Torquay
The Elephant Restaurant, Torquay
No.7 Fish Bistro, Torquay
The Orange Tree, Torquay
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: