The south Devon town of Brixham is a delightful mix of colourful houses and beautiful beaches. It's part of the English Riviera, designated a Global Geopark by UNESCO in 2007. Homes sprawl down Brixham's hilly streets to the harbour with its half-mile long breakwater. This protects Brixham's fishing fleet which still sets out to sea every day. An eye-catching counterpoint to fishing trawlers is a life-size replica of the Golden Hind, the ship Sir Francis Drake set sail on. In the town, there are plenty of Brixham holiday cottages with space for family holidays or privacy for romantic breaks.
Step out from your Brixham holiday cottage and take a bracing stroll along the breakwater to get a different perspective on this photogenic town. With so many fishing boats unloading, Brixham Fish Market is the perfect place to pick up fresh fish. Cook it in the well-equipped kitchen of your holiday accommodation or why not barbecue some fish for supper in your own holiday garden?
Family-sized Brixham holiday cottages have plenty of space for the kids to play and cots for babies to sleep in. Let the kids play on the sand at St Mary's Bay or in the seawater swimming pool at Shoalstone Beach. Older kids and adventurous adults who don't mind a bumpy ride and getting wet can take an adventure rib ride from Brixham Harbour. As well as getting the adrenaline pumping, you may be lucky enough to see seals and dolphins. Then, you'll be glad to get back to your holiday accommodation to enjoy a warm shower and maybe light a log fire.
Book Brixham holiday cottages in the spring and you'll catch the annual Brixham Pirate Festival. You'll be surrounded by pirates as you enjoy live music and free entertainment. Another popular and family-friendly attraction near Brixham accommodation is the Brixham Heritage Battery Garden. Its abandoned bunkers were first used when the Spanish Armada was a threat and repurposed for defensive use during WWII.