Description:Brixham is a large fishing town with a harbour and marina. Beyond the breakwater is a small triangular pebble beach called Breakwater Beach which is quite popular in summer. Facilities are close to the beach. Also at Brixham is the free outdoor swimming pool Shoalstone Pool but note this is closed in the winter months.
Safety:No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:Easy access to Breakwater Beach from the marina car park including short ramps to the beach.
Dogs:Dogs banned 1st May to 30th September on Breakwater Beach. Dogs banned at Shoalstone Pool.
Directions:Brixham is about 33 miles from Plymouth and 29 miles from Exeter. From Exeter take the A38 and shortly after Exeter take the A380 (signposted to Torquay) and follow the A380 past Newton Abbot to the outskirts of Paignton. Alternatively from the Plymouth direction, take the A38 and at Marley Head turn onto the A385 (signposted to Paignton) and continue on the A385 through Totnes to the outskirts of Paignton. At Paignton take the A3022 to Brixham. Approaching Brixham at the Monksbridge junction choose to turn left for the town centre (for town centre and harbour car parks) or turn right for the Marina car park, which is the best parking option for Breakwater Beach. If parking at the Marina car park, turn right and follow this road to a roundabout and then turn left and follow this road to the Great Gate crossroads. Go straight across and follow this road to a mini roundabout. Turn right onto Berry Head Road (signposted to the Marina and Shoalstone Pool) and continue on Berry Head Road and then turn left to drive down to the Marina car park or alternatively on the right is a multi-storey car park. Continue on Berry Head Road for Shoalstone Pool.
Post Code:TQ5 9AG.
Parking:Plenty of car parks, including a car park by Breakwater Beach and a large multi-storey car park above Breakwater Beach. There is also a small car park at Shoalstone Pool.
Toilets:Toilets at Breakwater Beach and at Shoalstone Pool with disabled facilities (Shoalstone toilets closed in winter months).
Facilities:Café at Breakwater Beach and Shoalstone Pool. Café's and shops in Brixham. Deck chair hire at Breakwater Beach and Shoalstone Pool.
Activities:Boat trips from Brixham harbour. The Golden Hind can be visited in Brixham harbour. Picnic area above Shoalstone Pool.