Holidays in Brixham

Breakwater Beach, Brixham

  • Brixham’s main beach.
  • Parking on the beach and a multi-storey car park nearby.
  • Home to the Breakwater Bistro and take away.

The Breakwater Beach is a pebble and stone beach popular with locals and visitors alike.  As the main beach in Brixham it is popular though can be surprisingly quiet outside the main school holiday weeks in July and August.

Breakwater Beach, Brixham

It can be found a 10-15 minute walk from the town centre of Brixham, but that walk is a particularly interesting one, along the wall of the inner harbour then past the marina and lifeboat station to the beach itself.  There is plenty of water traffic to catch the eye from leisure craft to ferries and trawlers.

Access to the beach

There is a pay and display car park on the beach with around 50 spaces, though some of the car park is used for boat storage and launching into the marina, so space can be tight, especially during the summer.

The marina has a pay and display multi-storey car park directly behind the beach which has plenty of capacity.  So access to the beach is good either by foot or by car.

The Beach

The Breakwater Beach is stone and pebbles, sloping into the sea with safe bathing.  There are toilets and a seasonal lifeguard station with deckchairs for hire.  There are rockpools to explore and at low tide, you can walk along the water’s edge to Shoalstone Pool.

Breakwater Beach from Shoalstone

Breakwater Beach has lovely views across the bay to Torquay and plenty of boats criss crossing the bay.  Seals and dolphins have also been spotted from the beach on a regular basis.

The Breakwater Bistro sits on the beach with inside and outside seating, all of which offer great views across the bay.  The menu offers lunches and evening meals with a range of freshly caught Brixham fish.  The Devon cream teas are definitely recommended!  They also have a take-away kiosk serving hot and cold drinks, ice cream and hot food.

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