Explore Devon's beautiful coastline in Brixham

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 4:55 PM

Booking cottages in Devon is a wonderful way of getting away from it all and seeing some of the UK's finest scenery. Head to the gorgeous fishing town of Brixham and you'll be perfectly placed to explore the county's unique and picturesque coastline.

Devon is a destination famous for its seasides, with wonderful, wide beaches in the north and pretty coves in the south. In Brixham, you'll be able to discover just what it is about the Devon coastline - and the English Riviera as a whole - that attracts so many visitors.

A classic harbour town, Brixham is incredibly scenic, boasting lovely, pastel-coloured houses and sublime coastal scenery. Exploring the coastline is one of the top things to do in Devon, and you'll find there are some fabulous ways of doing so here.

Taking to the water is a particularly good option, as this will allow you to admire the view of the town from the vantage point of the sea. There is a variety of boating trips you can embark on, from seafari tours that will help you to spot creatures such as seals and dolphins frolicking in the waves to sightseeing voyages and fishing trips.

Whichever you choose, you'll find you can enjoy the wonderful views of Brixham's pretty houses as you approach the town from the water. Meanwhile, those who would rather stay on dry land can enjoy watching the thriving fishing industry at work on the well-placed visitor viewing platform.

Boarding a boat is not the only way to appreciate Devon's coastline. Brixham is home to some marvellous walks, and whether you decide to stroll along one of its many beautiful beaches or opt to take a longer trail, you should be able to get a real taste of the county.

Walking enthusiasts should not miss out on traversing some of the stunning South West Coast Path, while choosing to stride out in Berry Head National Nature Reserve is also an excellent option.

As part of the English Riviera, Brixham is also privy to its Global Geopark status, so you can expect to enjoy some truly spectacular scenery while you're here.

In addition to perusing the sights, sounds and smells of the coastline, you can also explore sections of the local countryside when taking to two feet. A route between nearby Torbay and Dart, for example, will offer incredible vistas over the River Dart and beyond.

Being situated on the coast, Brixham is a great place for seafood lovers. Don't miss out on the chance to sample fresh catch while you're here - and the pretty marina, with its fantastic selection of bars and eateries, is the perfect place to do so.

Additionally, don't forget to pop into a cafe and enjoy the county's ultimate treat - a Devon scone - before your holiday comes to a close.

Another great way to make the most of the coastline is to spend some time sunning yourself on one of the fantastic beaches - weather permitting, of course! Breakwater Beach, situated close to the mouth of Brixham harbour, is perhaps one of the best.

In addition to being a great place to simply relax, it has blue flag status and is a superb spot for scuba diving.

Other attractions include heading to the Brixham Heritage Museum, where you can learn all about the local fishing industry, as well as the Golden Hind. This full-size replica of the famous vessel allows you to have a unique, interactive experience of life onboard the boat during its 16-century heyday, while it also hosts re-enactments and exhibitions.

So, why not book Brixham holiday cottage today and plan your trip to the delightful Devon coastline?

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