Brixham is described as the 'attractive little
town built into the cliffs at the southern end of Torbay', but
to those who know and love it, it is much more than a seaside
destination. It is a community with a wealth of activities and
interests, many of which are still linked to the historical
harbour and its fame as a fishing port.
The harbour is filled
with character and attractions such as the Golden Hind replica,
with the many cafes around the waterfront providing places for
everyone to stop and take in the harbour activities.
Indeed there's plenty to watch as you
stand by Prince William of Orange Statue, or at the Old Fish
Market. This provides a venue for outdoor performances, concerts,
the local Art & Craft Market and on Thursdays in the summer
time, a place to find Brixham's Buccaneers, offering plenty
of fun and games for everyone to enjoy!
Today Brixham has
a large fishing fleet, including large beam trawlers, which
go out to sea for 7 to 10 days, and one of the busiest fish
markets in England.
Officially opened by Her Royal Highness,
The Princess Royal in March 2011, the New Fish Market houses
the market hall, offices and employment units. In 2012 these
will be joined by a new restaurant, to complete the complex,
that gives Brixham an ultra modern centre for the fishing industry.