Brixham is a quaint fishing town, retaining all the old-time charm of an English harbour town. The perfect destination for a long weekend or midweek break away, the town has numerous attractions, beautiful landscape and a wide choice of activities.
Sitting opposite the bay from Torquay, the town is built in the hills surrounding the harbour, with small, winding roads and colourful houses. The harbour itself is a great place to wander and watch the local fishermen and boat trips out to sea are available from a number of providers. The fish market is also a tourist favourite and tours are available. Another fascinating spectacle is the replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship permanently moored here and the nearby museum is another popular attraction.
The town has a semi-professional Rugby Union Club, Brixham RFC, which plays at Astley Park and currently competes in the South West Division 1. However, it is the Brixham Archers that the town is famous for - the biggest archery club in the area that shoots in the ground of the Cricket Club. Down on the seafront the yacht club caters for most water-based activities and the Churston Golf Club is just outside the town.