Holidays in Brixham

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

A trip along the 6 ½ miles from Paignton where the main line ends down to Kingswear on the opposite bank to Dartmouth on the River Dart, this trip must be one of the most scenic steam train journeys in the country. From the Paignton end of the line, the steam train can be found […]

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Showman’s Haulage Run – Torbay Steam Fair

On the Friday night, as part of the 2011 Torbay Steam Fair, a number of the engines recreated the run up to Furzeham Green from Brixham Harbour as the engines would have been used to bring the stalls and attractions to Brixham Fair. A very impressive site running up Overgang… Learn more about Torbay Steam […]

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Torbay Steam Fair

Visitors to The English Riviera in early August can enjoy the Torbay Steam Fair; an annual gathering of traction engines of all shapes and sizes.  The 2011 event is the 25th anniversary of the event which takes place between Brixham and Paignton on the South Devon coast. Today’s visitor to the show will enjoy a […]

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Torbay Carnival

Previously known as children’s week, Torbay Carnival is a week-long series of events held around the Green in Paignton.  It is timed to coincide with the first week of the school summer holidays, so takes place around the last week in July. There are numerous events taking place throughout the 9 days, including: Fireworks A […]

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Fairy Cove, Paignton

Hidden yet so convenient for Paignton centre.  This is one beach that you almost want to keep secret for locals and explorers.  Fairy Cove isn’t in the tourist guides but offers a practical location with amenities within walking distance. At the corner of Paignton harbour, past the dry-stored dinghies and the seafood distributor, steps lead […]

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Preston Sands, Paignton

Located in the centre of The English Riviera, with views to Torquay on one side, and views to Brixham in the other direction, Preston Sands offers a family-friendly, safe sandy beach and good facilities. The beach is in Preston which is part of Paignton just north the town centre. It is the home to Oldway […]

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