Brixham, Devon

Brixham is a very charming town on the south coast of Devon. The views from the harbour are stunning, and if you stand on the quayside viewing platform you can watch the fishing fleets jostle to get the best catch of the day - sold at Brixham’s very own fish market. If you fancying having a go at this yourselves, get out on a boat trip and try your hand at sea angling; if you’d rather not, then just sit back and take in the sights instead.

Browse the museum while you’re here, see the heritage ships that have been restored to their former glory and a replica of The Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake’s flagship. Wander out to Elberry Cove, a quiet beach that can only be accessed on foot, once a favourite haunt of Agatha Christie; swim in the crystal-clear water away from the crowds, see the ruins of an 18th century bathhouse. The more adventurous might prefer the Blue Flag Breakwater Beach where there’s an outdoor sea water pool and the chance to go scuba diving.

If you’re hungry you’ll have a quite a choice of places to eat, many with a huge focus on sea to plate, like The Breakwater Bistro and The Rockfish overlooking the water where your dinner was caught. If cake is your thing go to Dillydally Tearoom or The Curious Kitchen.

All information correct at the time of writing

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