What's On in and Around Brixham
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The harbour itself offers the excitement of a working fishing port and is also the place to book your seat on a boat trip across Torbay or to neighbouring Dartmouth. Or you can stroll around the maze of narrow streets winding up from the quayside to see the quaint colourful cottages and get a birds eye view the harbour, marina and Torbay.
A walk up to Berry Head is rewarded with stunning views and exhilarating walks. You can also join the South Devon Coastal Path or wander around the Napoleonic Fort at the Berry Head Country Park National Nature Reserve.
In the evening, Brixham’s harbour is lit with coloured lights, which reflect across the water. The many bars and restaurants come to life, offering a wide range of dishes including the day’s catch of fish and shell food.
Other attractions nearby include: at Churston - an 18 hole Golf Course, Go-Kart Track and the Railway Station, where you can catch the Steam Train to Kingswear; at Paignton - a Water Park and Zoo; at Babbacombe - a Model Village and Cliff Railway to the beach. The area also boasts a wealth of National Trust properties including Greenway House, the former holiday home of Dame Agatha Christie.
The area is full of charm and packed with attractions and activities for people of all ages. Your only problem will be deciding what to do first.
What's on in 2018
Tall ships race April
Brixham Open-Air Public Fish Market – Held on Tuesdays
Brixham Fish Market Tours – Guide by the Trawler Agent - From April to October
Brixham Pirate Festival - 5th May, biggest Gathering of Pirates in UK. 'Time to dress up me hearties'
Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta 26th May
'BrixFest' 2018 - Enjoy and fest26th May
Torbay Air Show 2nd June
Brixham Annual Trawler Race - 16th June
Dinghy Regatta 14th July
Torbay Steam Fair 3rd August
Torbay Lifeboat Week - 12th August
Lupton House 1940's Weekend 4th August
Brixham Yacht Regatta - 27th August
Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta 30th August
Brixham Pirate Thursdays - Throughout the school holidays.
Fishstock Brixham - Fishstock Brixham Food festival September 8th Scrumptious food & Entertainment
The ever popular ‘Whats On’ page can be found on www.englishriviera.co.uk
Other Places to visit in the Area
Brixham Museum – The Old Police Station - New Road, Brixham
War Museum Battery point - Monday, Friday & Sundays - 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Fishcombe Road, Brixham TQ5 8RU
Kent's Cavern Prehistoric Caves with Paleolithic humans can be found in the heart of Torquay
Paignton Zoo – The Zoo houses many exotic and endangered species - plants and animals
Dartmouth Day Cruise - Daily from the harbour - 1st April to 31st October
Blackpool Sands / Slapton Sands D-Day Landings practice ground
Dartmouth Steam Railway & River boat round Robin day trip - Paignton Railway Station
Greenway House - Dartmouth - Agatha Christie's Home
Britannia Royal Collage March - November (Mondays 14.00)