Nestled in the heart of the English Riviera, Brixham boasts many onshore and offshore attractions. Stroll through historic lanes lined with charming shops and galleries, discover awe-inspiring trails, sea views, and an array of local wildlife or immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Torbay with leisurely boat rides, exciting sailing trips, or perhaps even a spot of fishing.

Welcome to Brixham, a vibrant coastal town brimming with delightful experiences waiting to be discovered.

Whether you like to keep your feet firmly on shore or you want to hit the waves and get your feet wet, there’s something for everyone – join us and explore the best of Brixham.


Experience refreshing moments by taking a dip in the outdoor swimming pool at Shoalstone or braving the waves for a swim in the sea at the Breakwater. You can also venture further to the charming town of Dartmouth by crossing the ferry from Kingswear. Discover a delightful blend of boutique shopping, historical scenery, and the impressive Royal Naval College, an iconic landmark of pride.

Embark on a delightful voyage across the bay to Torquay aboard the Western Lady passenger ferry. Enjoy a scenic half-hour trip, taking in the captivating coastal vistas of Torbay. Engage in a fun-filled activity of crabbing in the inner harbour, or embark on a fishing trip into the bay for the more adventurous. Catch mackerel or even try your luck at deep-sea fishing for a thrilling encounter with a conger eel.


Unleash your sense of adventure by hopping aboard the famous steam railway from Paignton to Dartmouth. Marvel at the scenic landscapes along the Dart estuary, featuring picturesque tree-fringed slopes and captivating seascapes across Lyme Bay. Once you arrive, explore the historic wonders of Dartmouth, including the Britannia Royal Naval College, Butterwalk, Bayard’s Cove, and Dartmouth Castle.

Delight nature’s beauty by walking or driving up to Berry Head, Brixham’s nature reserve. Check out the bird observation centre, breathtaking cliff views, and the Napoleonic fort, also home to England’s smallest lighthouse. Explore the wonders of marine life at Living Coasts, Torbay’s coastal zoo. Get up close and personal with penguins, seals, and diverse bird species, creating unforgettable moments for the whole family.


Indulge in the local culinary delights by strolling through Brixham’s inner harbour. Enjoy the historic fish market while treating yourself to some freshly caught seafood, like cockles or whelks, or find the best prawn cocktail sandwich in town at Serious Shrimp. Embark on a leisurely walk to the end of the Breakwater, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the marina, magnificent yachts, and the famous orange lifeboat, where you can relax and savour a traditional cream tea at one of Brixham’s charming tearooms.

Relish a culinary journey by dining at one of Brixham’s renowned fish restaurants, nestled along the harbourside. Treat your taste buds to the freshest seafood delicacies, expertly prepared to perfection. These are just a taste of the countless adventures that await you in Brixham and its surrounding areas. Let us assist you in planning your perfect itinerary to ensure a truly unforgettable experience at Ranscombe House.

Fantastic weekend and the owners were so helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this house. Everything is walking distance from the house although there is no need to leave as the facilities are fabulous and even has its own bar. We will definitely be returning.