Things to do in Brixham, Devon
Brixham is a natural port with breakwater protection from the sea. A steam railway line is to be found at Churston. The Brixham Railway Organisation is currently establishing the 'Brunel Way' to join the park and ride at Churston village with Brixham town.
Moving from Churston woods your are met by two natural coves then the 'Battery Heritage Centre' before arriving at the battery gardens. Follow the walk way to Oxe Cove and you'll come upon the fishing village.
Brixham first and foremost is a fishing port. Catches include Crab, Lobster and monk fish. This fascinating industry can be viewed by visitors, via a viewing deck. In New Road, past the Scala hall you can visit the rich history of the port at the Heritage Centre.
The town gives the impression that time may have been standing still. There are family run businesses like traditional butchers and so on. The traditional, friendly service this affords lends to the charm of the place.
There's the 'Hole in the wall' pub to be found on King Street, along with the unique 'coffin house' which originally dates fomr the mid 17th century.
The natural beauty of Berry Head and of St Mary's Bay is close to hand. Un-touched by modern development, the last attempt at building here was Fortification in Napoleonic times.
Description by Dr Paul Strickland