- A small town with a mix of national multiples and independent shops
- Gift shops lining the picturesque harbour
- Something for everyone from a model shop to an art gallery
- Plenty of cash machines and places to eat
Brixham is a small town steeped in maritime history as a shipbuilding and fishing town with stories of piracy throughout the centuries. The town’s main shopping sreet is Fore Street leading up from the picturesque harbour. National names include Tesco Metro and Co-op small supermarkets, Superdrug, a Costa Coffee, Saltrock, Thorntons, Boots and an array of local independent shops including electrical goods, ladies clothing, butchers and greengrocers.
Holiday visitors are drawn to the shops which line Brixham harbour which include an array of gift shops, as well as a hobby shop, nautical supplies, an art gallery and home décor leading up Middle Street where there is also a fishmongers.
At the top end of town, Bolton Street is home to a newsagents, photography shop and toy shop amongst others.
So there’s quite a good mix of national multiples and locally owned independents. The shops are interspersed with the usual mix of banks with cashpoints, estate agents for that dream of a second home by the sea or retirement and plenty of cafes, restaurants and takeaways to choose from (including 5 fish and chip shops). And you can pretty much buy anything in the town from gifts to holiday emergency supplies and everything you forgot to pack.