If you crave a therapeutic seaside retreat, there is no place quite like the naturally beautiful English Riviera to escape from the hustle of your everyday. Though the entirety of this coastline is a beautiful place to choose a holiday rental in Devon, there is no where quite as perfect as Brixham. This coastal paradise is a hive of National Trust jewels, unspoilt sandy beaches and a tranquil marina which welcomes the most exclusive yachts which sail from far and wide to sample Brixham's restaurants before enjoying a show in Brixham Theatre. Choose a traditional holiday cottage in Brixham to immerse yourself in unmistakable southern English charm.
Find and book the perfect apartment or holiday cottage in Brixham
Visit Brixham, the most luxurious seaside on the English Riviera!
There is even more to Brixham than its rich fishing roots, as this coastal gem has evolved from a sleepy village into a glamorous seaside escape. Arguably one of Britain's best-kept secrets, Brixham offers a distinguished art, theatre, golf and restaurant scene which rivals famous luxury hotspots across the world, while its beaches remain unspoilt, and the attractions uncrowded. Choose a wide selection of holiday rentals in Brixham on sites such as Airbnb or TripAdvisor, and discover a spectrum of accommodation available, from a luxury apartment rental to match the prestige of the town, to a holiday home to cater for the whole family.
When to go to Brixham
The best time to visit Brixham is in the late spring months of May and June when the summer crowds are yet to descend on the beaches and golf course. Additionally, rainfall is not as likely in September, when the attractions are not as populated, but you can still catch the last of the summer sun.
What types of holiday rentals are available in Brixham?
Though this coastal holds its place as a luxurious retreat in the English Riviera, its quaint village charisma has been preserved, consequently offering a unique mix of apartment rentals and holiday homes which showcase both a sense of luxury and nostalgic charm. The epitome of this relationship is available in the traditional fisherman's cottage which has a view of The English Channel, which is the ideal size for a family break. If you are a couple who is looking for a romantic trip by the water, then look no further than or a bed and breakfast in Brixham Harbour which offers a room with a view the rainbow coloured guesthouses and the boats on the water. Families will also find many holiday cottages with sea view as well as pet friendly, so you won't have to leave your furry friends at home in order to enjoy your holiday on the Devon coast!
How to get to Brixham
Nestled in Devon on the southwestern coast of England, Brixham can be reached by road, rail or air from anywhere across the UK in no more than a few hours. The quickest way of travelling on land is on a train from various stations including London Paddington, Bristol Temple Meads, Birmingham New Street and Plymouth before changing at Newton Abbot and connecting for the final short rail ride to Paignton, where you can then reach the shore by bus or taxi. Alternatively, you can drive directly to Brixham by taking the M5 from the north, and the A4/ M3 from London and the east of the country. If you are visiting from northern England, Scotland or Northern Ireland, it may be more time efficient to fly into Exeter International Airport, from which Brixham is only about a 50 minutes' drive.
If you are already holidaying in or around the English Riviera, then consider Brixham for a day trip to remember. Travel from a bed and breakfast in Plymouth in just under an hour by car, while a holiday cottage in Torquay can be reached in just 20 minutes, and accommodation in Exeter is 45 minutes away from this picture-perfect seaside.
Where to stay in Brixham
The picture-postcard setting of The Harbour is the beating heart of this coastal town, as its pastel toned townhouses frame the timeless landscape which melts into the emerald harbour. Securing a bed and breakfast overlooking this quaint setting will allow you to observe the fishing activity which stands at the forefront of this community and will ensure you are immersed in the beauty of this picturesque seaside town.
When dusk arrives and your sunny day on the shore turns into the evening, head into the historic centre of the resort for a selection of independent eateries and quaint village pubs which are dotted across the busiest road in the village, Higher Street. Choosing a guesthouse in Brixham's gourmet heart will place you just a few feet away from some of the best food in The English Riviera, meaning there is no better place to secure a self-catered apartment rental in Brixham.
The residential neighbourhood of Higher Brixham is further away from the shore, but with this distance comes an emphasised traditional English community spirit, as you can find your home away from home among these holiday cottages in Brixham and return to your peaceful haven in the depth of the Devon countryside.
Secure a bed and breakfast in Brixham's most desirable location… by the beach! Almost every visitor who holidays in Brixham will make a trip to this award-winning southern shore, so why not wake up on the fringe of the town's greatest attraction and bathe on the sands until you are ready to sleep once more.
As an increasingly luxurious destination which has evolved through the years as a fashionable utopia on the Riviera, this coast has adapted to accommodate its glamorous crowd. Among these attractions is the distinguished Churston golf course, which offers breath-taking views of the coastline. Reserve a luxury holiday rental in Brixham and the surrounding Churston area and return to your holiday villa with a private garden to enjoy yet more green after a day on the greens.
A reasonably priced holiday home in Brixham which stands alongside the renowned Berry Head Nature Reserve will allow you to wake up in a room with a view of the natural landscape which guards the southern half of Tor Bay and admire the lighthouse from the comfort of your bed. Here, you can spend your days taking in the panoramic views from the cliff, try your hand at kayaking or rock climbing, or just settle for a coffee, knowing you are just a stone's throw away from your holiday letting in Brixham.
Things to do in Brixham
Take in the views from Berry Head
Take a walk along the dramatic structured landscape of Berry Head which is the natural crown of Brixham. With its Napoleonic Fort which is steeped English history, a quaint lighthouse and stunning views beyond Torbay, the beauty of Berry Head is the staple of this seaside town.
Bathe on Breakwater Beach
Holding a reputation as one of the cleanest beaches along the English Riviera, Breakwater Beach is a Blue Flag beach which has a shining reputation in the Good Beach Guide. Spend your summer days bathing on the award-winning sands in this emerald paradise and try your hand at the range of water sports available.
Explore the Golden Hind Museum Ship
Nothing reflects Brixham's deep maritime history quite like the Golden Hind Museum Ship, in which you can climb abroad the first English ship to sail around the world while learning more about life on the water beyond Brixham's coast.
Catch a show in Brixham Theatre
There is no greater way to enjoy Brixham's diverse theatre scene than by reserving a seat at one of the professional or amateur dramatic shows after a day of exploring the shore.
Get lost in Coleton Fishacre House & Garden
This architectural wonder is a National Trust site and offers an insight into the hedonistic glamour of the 1920s, by showcasing an element of Art Deco elegance upon this natural coastline. Shelter from the rain by immersing yourself in modern history or stroll through the gardens on a spring morning in Brixham.
Sample some seafood alongside Brixham Harbour/Marina
Nothing captures the glamour of this coast quite like Brixham Harbour and Marina, where you can watch the yacht club set sail on the English Channel, and watch the sun-set over the sailors as you sample some local seafood in the Simply Fish restaurant.
Now that you find yourself on this stunning stretch of Devon's coastline, why limit yourselves to Brixham when the English version of the French Riviera has so much to offer holidaygoers? Choose an apartment in Torquay to soak up the sun in Agatha Christie's hometown or if you don't wish to go too far from Brixham pick a holiday home in Paignton for a fantastic family holiday visiting its famous Zoo Environmental Park.