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 29 miles from Exeter. From Exeter take the A38 and A380 to Paignton and at Paignton continue on the A380 to Tweenaways Cross. At Tweenaways Cross go straight across onto 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 9AB (Marina multi-storey car park).
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.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
St Marys Bay (1 mile, sandy beach, dog friendly)
Fishcombe Cove (pebble cove on north edge of Brixham, dog friendly)
Churston Cove (pebble cove by Fishcombe Cove, dog friendly)
Broadsands (3 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
Goodrington Sands (4 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly, disabled access)
Paignton (5 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)