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Brixham is a historic and picturesque fishing town situated on the South Devon coastline and is popular for Devon short breaks and as a holiday destination throughout the year, although its population swells in the summer months.

This beautiful seaside town is just one of those which make up the English Riviera region. Comprising a selection of other towns and villages which include Torquay, Babbacombe, Cockington, St Marychurch and Paignton, each place offers its own taste and experience of South Devon.

Brixham is steeped in history, with much of its architecture and surroundings giving a glimpse of the town’s past. The harbour is one of its features which has seen little change over the decades and is home to a fishing fleet that is still one of the largest remaining in the UK, as well as a variety of pleasure boats and yachts. If you visit Brixham during the summer months, you will find that a pleasure boat cruise is a great way to see more of the town and surrounding coastline from a different perspective.

The town has a long maritime heritage which is celebrated throughout the year with a number of highly popular festivals and fairs. One part of that history which offers a constant reminder in the harbour is a permanently moored, full size replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship, the Golden Hind. This vessel celebrates the occasion of Sir Francis Drake fighting off the invading Spanish Armada at the time of Elizabeth I.

So, if you would like to know more about this beautiful part of the south west, why not stay in the area during your Devon holidays, so that you will be well placed to see this picturesque seaside town?


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