Brixham is a fishing town in Torbay, Devon that has an influential maritime heritage. Travellers that rent a Brixham holiday cottage can visit some great coastal landscapes, intriguing museums, galleries and gardens. Furthermore, you can make quick excursions to Paignton and Torquay, which have loads of beaches, exotic gardens and other historic sites, from Brixham.
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Rentals can be narrowed down based on your personal preferences. Just above, you can see the total number of rentals that provide a particular feature in Brixham. Brixham is the right spot to look for a holiday letting if you need internet access during your holidays or you never miss an episode of your favourite show, as the most frequently offered amenities are internet and TVs. Fewer accommodation options in Brixham are available if you like to end your days curled up by the fire or you want to sweat it out in a sauna , as fireplaces and saunas are not very popular amenities in Brixham.
The Weather in Brixham
Check out the climate diagram for Brixham. July is the warmest month in Brixham, with average daily maximum temperatures of 22°. However, temperatures can go lower than 2° in Brixham in January. The rainiest month is November, while the driest month is April.
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What to see during your Brixham holiday
When you book your Brixham holiday cottage, don't miss a trip to Berry Head. Berry Head is a nature reserve and expansive coastal landscape on the edge of Torbay. The coastal headland has rare plant species and sea bird breeds among which are Alpine swifts. The nature reserve also includes the Berry Head Lighthouse. As the headland rises about 200 metres, it provides great coastal views of Torbay.
The Golden Hind is a big part of Brixham's harbour. This is not exactly a museum, but a replica of Sir Francis Drake's iconic ship. Visitors can climb aboard the ship and explore its five decks that provide a fascinating insight into the history of maritime exploration.
Shoalstone Beach is one beach in Brixham that includes an outdoor pool. That is a seawater swimming pool for visitors which remains an Art Deco icon of southern Devon.
Art and culture in Brixham
Brixham's harbour inspires maritime artists, and the Strand Art Gallery is one of the best galleries in Torbay to visit from your Brixham holiday cottage. The gallery showcases a collection of maritime and landscape art. Brixham Theatre is perhaps the foremost theatre venue you can visit that stages a variety of musical shows.
Brixham also has some interesting museums. The Brixham Heritage Museum is one that documents the history of Brixham and its fishing port, and also houses a collection of artefacts excavated from the Napoleonic fortress at Berry Head. Alternatively, visit the Battery Gardens and Brixham Battery Museum which feature one of the few preserved 1940s coastal batteries in Britain. The museum displays World War II artefacts, and the Battery Gardens also give you a terrific panoramic view of the surrounding region.
Excursion destinations around Brixham
Booking a Brixham holiday cottage is also ideal for planning excursions to Paignton and Torquay. Take a trip to these locations from your Brixham holiday cottage via the Brixham Ferry Express catamaran, which operates for much of the year. Take a 15 minute boat ride from Brixham to visit some of Torquay's numerous sandy beaches such as Torre Abbey Sands and Meadfoot Beach. There you can also visit Living Coasts, a coastal zoo and aquarium with plenty of penguins, and the Babbacome Model Village that has colourful landscaped gardens and a 4D cinema where you can watch 3D films.
You can also take a boat trip to Paignton that features an expansive sandy beaches. Paignton Sands is the main beach, and includes Paignton Pier, which has an arcade, cafés and dodgems. At the Goodrington Sands beach, you can visit the Splashdown Quaywest water park, which is one of the largest in the UK and features a variety of water chutes, perfect for families.
The Dartmouth Steam Railway, a preserved heritage steam line, also stops in Paignton. A trip to Kingswear, in Dartmouth, via the steam line is also a notable excursion. Then you can visit Dartmouth Castle at the tip of the River Dart Estuary.
History and wildlife in Brixham
Boasting one of England's largest fishing fleets, Brixham Harbour is a classic English fishing port. Watch the colourful trawlers pull in from the viewing platform.
Berry Head National Nature Reserve
This internationally-renowned heritage site is one of the gateways to the English Riviera Global Geopark. Explore a restored Napoleonic War fortification, and dine in the Guardhouse Café.
Brixham Heritage Museum
Housed in the old Brixham police station, this museum features maritime models, a reconstructed Victorian parlour and many more exhibits tracing Brixham's history.
The Wildlife & Forts of Berry Head Trail
Prepare for outstanding natural beauty and random sightings of cormorants, badgers, Perigrine falcons and seals. Sweeping views across the bay to Paignton and Torquay are a bonus.
One of the English Riviera's cleanest beaches, Breakwater is great for learning scuba-diving at one of the schools. Anglers can take home mackeral, bass and mullet, whilst a beach café serves hearty meals in a romantic setting.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Brixham?
The average nightly price for a holiday home in Brixham is £50.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Brixham?
There are currently 507 holiday homes in Brixham to browse and book for your next trip.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Brixham?
The top three amenities our customers choose for holiday rentals in Brixham are internet, TVs and gardens.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Brixham?
Holidaymakers looking for accommodation in Brixham will be pleased to know that there are 507 options on offer, with prices starting from just £50 per night.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Brixham holiday home?
Finding accommodation in Brixham for you and your dog is definitely possible, with 111 pet-friendly holiday homes available.
What's the best time of year to travel to Brixham?
July and August are the warmest months in Brixham, while April and May have the least rain.
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