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Things To Do In Brixham When It’s Raining

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Calendar iconPosted 17th Feb 2022

Sometimes you just can’t rely on the weather to provide the sunny or even dry conditions that would make your holidays in Devon even more special. Once you’ve exhausted your time dodging the downpours in the arcades, swimming pools and bars at our park there’s only one thing for it – don your rain jackets and get out and explore the local area!

Brixham is a must visit place if you’re staying with us at Beverley Holidays. The bustling working harbour, quality restaurants and first rate attractions are a draw to visitors come rain or shine. Here we take a look at the top 5 things to do in Brixham when it’s raining.


Brixham Heritage Museum

This great indoor attraction is sure to keep you and the family entertained for a few hours. The museum is located in the old police station building. It is deceptively spacious once you’re inside – there’s more to it than you’d think from the street.

It’s packed full of local history, treasures from the past and amazing tales of the people who have lived in the town. The museum is very well laid out showing local stories throughout history. Best of all it is free entry, so definitely worth a visit when in Brixham. It’s a great place to spend some time if its raining on your holiday.

Brixham Heritage Museum


Coleton Fishacre

This National Trust property consists of a 24-acre garden and a house in the Arts and Crafts style. It’s located near Kingswear so just a 15 minute drive away from Brixham. The house is very special, caught in a 1920’s time bubble, with art deco styling and furniture. The National Trust have done a great job in restoring the original decor, besides the features left by previous residents. The volunteer staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. It makes for a really lovely family trip out whatever the weather and it’s dog friendly too. There is also a shop and a cafe to enjoy. Our top tip if you’re visiting here is that the scones made on the premises are delicious, especially in a cream tea.

Coleton Fishacre


Brixham Fish Market Tour

Take a look behind the scenes at one of the UK’s busiest and best known fish markets. It is the largest fish market in England. The tours take place whilst the online auction is in progress providing you with a unique insight and experience.

It’s a great way to learn about the fishing industry which takes place all along the water around the south west of England. You’ll come away with an appreciation for the fisherman that go out everyday in most weathers and also for the people working at the market. They work tirelessly to gain the best for the fishermen’s livelihoods. Best of all the money raised by running these tours is all done for charity.


Whizz Kids

If you’re looking for somewhere for the children to burn off some energy, look no further than the brilliant Whizz Kids soft play centre. It’s based just a short walk from the marina.  The place is clean and friendly and the seating is comfortable for adults and the food is very good and reasonably priced with fast service. They also allow parents to join in with the fun. It’s a great place to take kids to let off steam and enjoy the company of children of similar ages. Highly recommended especially on a rainy day.

Whizz Kids Brixham


Fish & Chip heaven!

We think that a seaside holiday is not complete without enjoying some local fish and chips! Escape the wet weather with a traditional fish and chip meal at a number of quality restaurants in Brixham. You’ll be spoilt for choice by the variety and quality of the ones on offer. There are a fair few chippies to choose from in Brixham, so choose wisely! Many have high sustainability measures in place and serve locally caught seafood.

Brixham Fish and Chips


You might not want to order cod and chips here as the locally caught fish is we think much more exciting. Enjoy the lovely views over the fishing docks with trawlers and everything ‘fishy’ going on in the surrounding area. Book in advance as the can get busy. They are also dog friendly if you have your four legged friend in tow.

Brixham Fish Restaurant & Takeaway

A great place to head if you’re hungry for some battered fish – the large cod and chip here is huge! They can also provide gluten free batter too. There is a restaurant upstairs which is the perfect escape on a rainy day. If you are lucky enough to get a window seat you will get a great view over Brixham harbour.

Breakwater Bistro

This family run bistro is a great one to try if you’re in the area. As well as fish and chips they have a full breakfast menu and a range of burgers. We recommend trying the fresh scollops pan fried in garlic butter with salad and baguette – they are amazing!

Simply Fish

This is a modern fish and seafood restaurant with a laid-back vibe. It benefits from with large windows and banquette seating. There is a good choice of seafood dishes on offer from mussels, squid and whole fish. If you love seafood then Simply Fish is for you. Pay them a visit, as you won’t regret it.



Plus if you’re staying with us don’t forget about the great all weather facilities including heated swimming pools, activities and entertainment we have here at Beverley Holidays.

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