Best Brixham Walks

Brixham Harbour
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (4 miles)Walk 2 (4.3 miles)Walk 3 (4.7 miles)Walk 4 (1.5 miles)
Brixham to Berry Head Brixham to Elberry Cove Brixham Heritage Trail Short Coastal Walk

Two delightful walks from a thriving fish market town with a picture postcard harbour.

The name means 'hemmed in land belonging to Brioc'

Point of InterestWhat to explore?
  • Brixham Harbour
  • Berry Head & Guard House Cafe
  • William of Orange landing at Brixham
  • Brixham Park & Ride (during summer only)
  • Car Parks Brixham
parkingPark & Ride SATNAV Postcode:TQ5 0JD (during summer only)

Walk 1 Brixham to Berry Head (4 miles)


Brixham harbour
starting PointStart : Brixham Harbour

A very pleasant & popular walk to Berry Head with spectacular views of the coast.

Where to Eat?
Brixham Fish Restaurant
Shoals Restaurant

The Walk

A It starts in Brixham's charming harbour and follows the South West Coast path along a pedestrian area and Berry Head Road.

You pass Bay Cafe near the marina.

B After entrance to Berry Head Hotel turn left into a footpath and continue climbing steadily to Berry Head , it's fort and colourful lighthouse - with magnificent views of the English Riviera & various coast lines.

There is a cafe at the guard house with toilets.

South West Coastal Path
South West Coastal Path

C Retrace route . Once outside fortification turn left and follow coastal path.

D At Hoseasons bay, take service road through a caravan site. Cross Mudstone lane and continue along a foot path. At the end of this path turn right into Briseham Road then take first left.( Penn Lane).
At cross roads turn right then right again into Greenwood Road.

E Follow this back to the harbour.


Brixham Pay & Display

1 hr 30 mins
altitude range
15 - 60 m
quality of track
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Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Brixham
This delightful walk takes you past Paignton's pier and its charming harbour.
Great easy circular walks exploring Torquay's magnificent coast line , its harbour and Tor Abbey.
A varied and pleasant circular walk from Broadsands to Greenway.
Dartmouth with its narrow streets and ye olde buildings offers the walker many places of interest including the Boat Float and Castle.
 Coleton Fishacre
This most delightful walk skirts Coleton Fishacre, joining a long stretch of the South west Coastal Path, with its breathtaking views and stunning fauna.


William of Orange William of Orange landed at Brixham and walked his men on his way to London in the pouring rain across a steep hill on a then muddy track - still called Overgang ( Dutch for crossing).
 more famous people walks

Walk 2 Brixham to Elberry Cove (4.3 miles)


Another popular pub walk following the South West Coast Path along the English Riviera to Elberry Cove.

Elberry Cove
Elberry Cove
Where to Eat?
Churston Court, Churston Ferrers

Caution:there are some steep steps into Churston Cove (near D on map)

starting PointStart : Brixham Harbour

The Walk

A Start from the Golden Hind in the Harbour.

B Here, you have the option to visit the secluded shingle beach with its almost crystal-clear water.

You return inland joining the well maintained John Musgrave Heritage Trail which crosses a Golf Course(download trail here) .

C Next, you pass St Mary's Church in Churston and a lovely old inn, the Churston Court on right , well worth a visit.

D You can return the way you came, along the coast, or take this route:
After the camp site continue along Fishcombe Road ;passing the Brixham Battery Heritage Centre.
Just before a small car park (right) take a footpath on left through a wooded area joining a lane turn right then into North Furzeham Road and continue for half a mile.

E Take steps on left back to harbour.


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Map of Walk 2

Walk 3 Brixham Heritage Trail (4.7 miles)


starting PointStart : Brixham

The lottery funded Brixham Heritage Trail includes 47 attractions, including Berry Head, the Marina, the Harbour, Oxen Cove, Battery Gardens and Bolton Street.

The trail is linear - to return to the starting point we suggest walking back along Drew Street; then , just past the hospital on your right turn right into Rea Barn Road and continue East.

At the outskirts continue along Gillard Road to the car park - distance 1.5 miles.


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Map of Walk 3

Walk 4 Short Coastal Walk (1.5 miles)


A short walk along the coast with a steep ascent and some steps.

Use the map as a guide and allow 1 hour.