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The Best Places to Visit Near Brixham

There are lots of fun and exciting places to visit near Brixham. Whether you love hiking, cycling, visiting attractions, or eating, there are many hidden gems to find. To learn of our favourites, keep reading!

Berry Head Nature Reserve

Berry Head is a national nature reserve.  The stunning headland is home to an iconic lighthouse and Napoleonic fort.  It is surrounded by water on three sides and offers views across Torbay and beyond.  It is Torbay’s most designated heritage site: a Special Area of Conservation, a SSSI and Scheduled Ancient Monument to name a few. Disability access is good with tarmac and laid paths in both the North and South Fort.  Dogs are welcome at the reserve but may need to be kept on a lead in certain areas because of livestock.  The visitor centre offers lots of stories about the reserve: its history, the nature, and the Trust’s work.  Enjoy coastal walks, spot wildlife, and finish the trip to The Guard Café.  Stroll, hike, run, or simply sit and enjoy the panoramic views from one of the most peaceful places in the area, and its completely free!

Cockington Court

Cockington Court is a thriving centre of creativity and hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. The centre is set within an award-winning country park, just a mile from the seafront and a stone’s throw from the chocolate box village of Cockington. It is the perfect place to spend the day wandering through the grounds, visiting the local businesses in the centre, or maybe attending an event.

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is a vast and captivating expanse of natural beauty full of dramatic landscapes, mysterious legends, and diverse ecosystems. If you get the chance to explore this beautiful National Park, enjoy rugged terrain, granite tors, ancient ruins, and lush valleys. It is an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the outdoors. Whether you love hiking, cycling, kayaking, or horse riding, Dartmoor is the perfect place to visit near Brixham.

Dartmouth Steam Railway

Offering steam train rides between Paignton and Kingswear, and boat trips along the River Dart, this is one of the best ways to explore South Devon.  If you are looking for activities to try near Brixham, this is a great one.  Visit local towns and travel on age-old transportation, admiring the local landscape and imagining how the area used to be throughout history.  If you fancy making it a loop, join the Round Robin: a boat, bus, and steam train trip with stops in local towns between.  This is an excellent way to visit lots of places near Brixham.

Goodrington Sands

This long, sandy stretch of beach is a popular one for swimming all year round.  It is perfect no matter the season or weather. There is a restaurant located next to the beach for those much-needed refreshments.  The beach is divided into two parts: the North and the South Beach.  Dogs are permitted on the South Beach between October and April, and on the North Beach all year round.  There is disabled access to the beach from the car park, and lifeguards are present on the beach between May and September. If you are looking for a beach to visit near Brixham with everything you need for a day out, this is the one!

Greenway

If you are looking for places to visit near Brixham, Greenway is a great day out. Explore the house and gardens of the home that author Agatha Christie once resided in. The house is set in the 1950s, allowing you to step back in time and visit the house that Christie spent summers and Christmases.  The house is filled with a vast collection of novels, ceramics, silvers and more collected by Christie’s family over the years.  Explore the history pre-Christie when the house was built and owned be a sea merchant.  Explore the garden and boathouse, wandering down to the river edge.  Look out across the Dart estuary towards Dittisham and why not even hop on the ferry across to explore the village.  If you are looking for local history, culture, and exploration on Your Devon Escape, then this is the place to go.

Princess Theatre

Located on Torquay’s beautiful seafront, the theatre is a touring house offering a wide variety of live entertainment from operas and ballets to concerts, comedy, and pantomime as well as touring West End musicals. Check out their website to find out what’s on.

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey is Torbay’s most historic building. It’s an award-winning visitor attraction housing an impressive art collection. This museum and gardens are a centre for creativity and culture, offering events and workshops as well as hosting world class exhibitions alongside creative work from local artists. They also pride themselves on being family friendly with a range of activities available for youngsters, both inside the historic buildings and outside in our stunning gardens as well. If you are looking for a great day out near Brixham, Torre Abbey is the spot.

For more ideas for what to do on Your Devon Escape, why not check out our journal for recommendations.  Or make us all jealous by sharing your adventures with #yourdevonescape or tag us on Facebook @YourDevonEscape, on Instagram @your_devon_escape or TikTok @yourdevonescapeltd

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