Brixham

Town

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A large town on the southern side of Tor Bay.




"Brixham is a fishing town and civil parish in the district of Torbay in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England. Brixham is at the southern end of Torbay, across the bay (Tor Bay) from Torquay, and fishing and tourism are the major industries of the town. At the time of the 2011 census it had a population of 16,693.It is thought that the name 'Brixham' came from Brioc's village. 'Brioc' was an old English or Brythonic personal name and '-ham' is an ancient term for home derived from Old English.

The town is hilly and built around the harbour which remains in use as a dock for fishing trawlers. It has a focal tourist attraction in the replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship Golden Hind that is permanently moored there.

Historically, Brixham was two separate communities with only a marshy lane to connect them. Cowtown was the area on top of the hill where the farmers lived, while a mile away around the harbour was Fishtown where the fishermen and seamen lived. Cowtown, the St Mary's Square area, is on the road leaving Brixham to the south west, in the direction of Kingswear, upon which stands a church built on the site of a Saxon original. The town holds a yearly pirate event which competes for the title of most pirates in one place and this draws visitors from far and wide.

King William III landed in England at Brixham on 5 November 1688 on his way to become king as part of the Glorious Revolution." Wikipedia









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Exeter Airport
1 . Exeter Airport
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Exeter airport operates a number of seasonal flights and is found to the east of the city.





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Brixham Town Quay Harbour
1 . Brixham Town Quay Harbour
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The inner harbour and town quay is well sheltered but shallows quickly.

Oxen Cove Moorings
2 . Oxen Cove Moorings
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A scattering of swing mooring buoys for local vessels.

Brixham Marina
3 . Brixham Marina
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Brixham Marina is in the heart of Brixham, a picturesque Devon town in the wider area of Torbay. Sheltered from the south-westerly winds and offering safe access in all weathers and at all states o...

St Mary's Bay
4 . St Mary's Bay
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A large east facing bay south of Brixham with rocky outcrops in the bay.

Paignton Harbour
5 . Paignton Harbour
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A small busy, shallow harbour to the north of the cliff outcrop and south of the beach. May not offer much for visiting yachts.

Noss Marina
6 . Noss Marina
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Set on the sunny eastern bank of the River Dart, in a secluded area of outstanding natural beauty and just minutes from Dartmouth, Noss on Dart Marina offers easy access to some of the most beautif...

Dittisham Buoys
7 . Dittisham Buoys
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A small village up the river Dart 5 miles north of Dartmouth with a scattering of mooring buoys.

Dart Marina
8 . Dart Marina
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A warm welcome to all boat owners and their crews. Our yacht harbour on the River Dart has a first class position within Dartmouth's spectacular deep-water estuary.Entering between two castles, you...

Darthaven Marina
9 . Darthaven Marina
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Darthaven Marina (based at Kingswear directly opposite Dartmouth) has 270 berths in total set over four main pontoons and prides itself in keeping a clean and well maintained environment throughout...

Dartmouth Pontoon & Buoys
10 . Dartmouth Pontoon & Buoys
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Dart Harbour is a Trust Port in one of the finest natural harbours in the UK. The River Dart whose source is high on Dartmoor flows through the towns of Totnes and Dartmouth, South Devon, England. ...

Torquay Dock Harbour
11 . Torquay Dock Harbour
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On the western side of the harbour behind the wave breaker are three pontoons. Visitors are welcome on the inside of the wave-break.

Torquay Marina
12 . Torquay Marina
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Torquay Marina is in the north-east corner of Torbay and sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds, so it's a safe haven for boats in all weathers. With modern facilities and superb bluewa...

Torquay Old Harbour
13 . Torquay Old Harbour
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A shallow area behind a lifting footbridge is mostly full of smaller local boats.

Watcombe Cove
14 . Watcombe Cove
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A small beachy cove may provide (very) limited opportunities for anchoring in the right conditions.

Totnes Dock
15 . Totnes Dock
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A large dry dock on the river side south of the town, further up the river splits around a large mound and offers a few buoys and a quayside.

Teignmounth Buoys
16 . Teignmounth Buoys
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A large number of buoys in the river are reserved for small local boats.

Teignmouth Pontoons
17 . Teignmouth Pontoons
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Three floating pontoons on the eastern side of the River Teign provide some mooring options for visitors.

Teignmouth Quays
18 . Teignmouth Quays
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There are three quays on the eastern side of the river, the middle one (Eastern Quay) may offer some mooring for visitors.

Kingsbridge Quay & Pontoon
19 . Kingsbridge Quay & Pontoon
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Kingsbridge is 3 miles up the estuary from Salcombe and offers a quayside on the west and a pontoon on the east.

The Bag Pontoon & Buoys
20 . The Bag Pontoon & Buoys
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This Kingsbridge Estuary has three floating pontoons in the estuary none connected to the shore. The area is scattered with swing mooring buoys.

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Paignton
1 . Paignton
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A large town in Devon on the southern coast of England.

Kingswear
2 . Kingswear
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A small village near the mouth of the River Dart.

Dittisham
3 . Dittisham
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A small village on the River Dart north of Dartmouth.

Dartmouth
4 . Dartmouth
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A busy town and harbour on the River Dart.

Stoke Gabriel
5 . Stoke Gabriel
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A small village found near the River Dart.

Torquay
6 . Torquay
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A large town in Devon built around a natural peninsula on the southern coast of England.

Totnes
7 . Totnes
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A large inland town linked to the English Channel by the long River Dart.

Shaldon
8 . Shaldon
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The small town of Sheldon overlooks the larger town of Teignmouth.

Torcross
9 . Torcross
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A tiny village with a very long east facing sandy coastline, next to the Slapton Ley National Reserve.

Teignmouth
10 . Teignmouth
(England )
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A large town on the mouth of the estuary of the River Teign on the southern coast of England.

Dawlish
11 . Dawlish
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A large town on the souther English coastline.

Kingsbridge
12 . Kingsbridge
(England )
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At the head of the Kingsbridge Estuary north of Salcombe.

Salcombe
13 . Salcombe
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A leafy town and busy natural harbour on the Kingsbridge estuary.

Exmouth
14 . Exmouth
(England )
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A large town on the eastern shore at the mouth of the River Exe with large sand banks on the inner harbour.

Starcross
15 . Starcross
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A village overlooking Exmouth across the River Exe estuary.

Lympstone
16 . Lympstone
(England )
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A small village just north of Exmouth on the River Exe estuary.

Outer Hope
17 . Outer Hope
(England )
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A small west facing village on the southern coast of England.

Bigbury on Sea
18 . Bigbury on Sea
(England )
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A small town with a ricky coastline on the southern shore of England.

Budleigh Salterton
19 . Budleigh Salterton
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A town on the southern coast of England with a long popular beach.

Topsham
20 . Topsham
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A town north of Exmouth at the head of the River Exe estuary.

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