Destination guide

Seaside retreat in Brixham holiday lettings

In contrast to the hustle and bustle of London and Birmingham, Brixham offers a relaxing experience with its tranquil seaside atmosphere. This small fishing town is located in Torbay on the southwestern tip of England and features numerous attractions perfect for travellers looking for holiday lettings. Find your home away from home across Brixham’s hilly countryside that stretches all the way to the harbour.

Things to do

Things to do near Brixham holiday cottages

Booking your stay in a Brixham holiday cottages puts you close to various exciting activities and attractions. If you venture east of town, you’ll eventually reach Berry Head, an area of special scientific interest and a nature reserve where you’ll find rare species of birds and plants, along with hiking trails and even a lighthouse. The famous Golden Hind Museum Ship is also anchored in the harbour at Brixham, and you can fully explore this replica of Sir Francis Drake’s vessel. You may want to visit the Greenway House, the former home of Agatha Christie, with numerous artefacts on display depicting details from her life. Additionally, you can visit St. Mary’s Beach, a small shingle beach where visitors frequently find fossils.


Activities and attractions in and around Brixham

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Brixham has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Paignton Zoo (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Living Coasts (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Woodlands Leisure Park (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Torquay Golf Club (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • S W Coast Path (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Brixham

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Brixham is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Greenway House and Garden (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Berry Head (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Goodrington Sands Beach (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Paignton Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Preston Beach (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Meadfoot Beach (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)

Top beaches near Brixham holiday homes

Being a coastal town, Brixham is home to quite a few sandy beaches that make for the perfect summer getaway. From holiday homes, you’ll have access to Breakwater Beach, a small pebble beach that’s close to a delicious restaurant. Between Brixham and Paignton, you can visit Elberry Cove, which is known for its crystal-clear water and rocky side with flat, smooth rocks perfect for a picnic. Fishcombe Cove is right around the corner of Brixham Harbour, and you’ll especially enjoy a visit here if you plan on doing some fishing. For a more secluded experience, you can visit Churston Cove for calm shores, plenty of pebbles for skipping and clear water perfect for paddleboarding.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Brixham

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 24.3 mi (39.1 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to your Brixham holiday rental

Getting to your holiday rental in Brixham is fairly easy whether you’re travelling by car, bus or train. There are two expansive car parks in town, along with a bus route that runs the entirety of the Torbay area. Brixham’s rail station has been closed for over half a century, but there are still stations in nearby Torbay towns, so you can take the bus from there if necessary. Additionally, there are ferries, with more in the summer, that run throughout Tor Bay and can take you to Brixham Harbour. Once you’re in Brixham, walking or cycling can get you everywhere you need to go in this small fishing town – just be prepared for hills.

How many holiday rentals are available around Brixham?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,680 holiday lettings around Brixham. From 341 houses to 682 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Brixham? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Brixham. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Berry Head: 2,548 holiday lettings
  • Golden Hind: 2,672 holiday lettings
  • Brixham Heritage Museum: 2,514 holiday lettings
  • Hope Cove Beach: 2,131 holiday lettings
  • Blackpool Sands: 2,544 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Brixham listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Brixham?

Yes, of course. offers 341 Houses in Brixham. Our other popular types of Brixham holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 682 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 500 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 19 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Brixham?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 209 holiday homes with pool available in Brixham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.