Breakwater beach ticks all the boxes with its location, accolades, facilities and with parking meters away, it's accessible to everyone!
Breakwater Beach, located near the entrance of Brixham harbour, is considered to be one of the most pristine beaches along the English Riviera, which is South Devon's stunning bay. It has earned the distinguished Blue Flag designation as well as the Combined Seaside (resort) Award, and has been endorsed by the Good Beach Guide. Additionally, the beach boasts convenient disabled access and adjacent parking facilities, making it accessible to everyone.
Visitors make the most of the on-site facilities as the sun sets at Breakwater Beach
Brixham’s busiest beach is simply a fun place to be. With easy access, close proximity to Brixham town and the on-site facilities comprising the Breakwater Bistro, seating, toilets and parking, it’s a very easy visit that requires little planning. The Breakwater Bistro takeaway serves food and beverages through a hatch catering for the crowds along with serving food inside in the Breakwater Bistro restaurant. As the summer evening approaches, the Breakwater often turns into a destination for folk looking to enjoy a beach party vibe, enjoying the events that are often held around the beach.
Family fun at Breakwater Beach, Brixham Devon - good times!
Did I mention fun? Spend a little bit of time at Breakwater Beach on a sunny summer day and you’ll soon slip into the relaxed beach vibe that surrounds this place. The convenience of the beach takeaway which sells food and alcoholic beverages, makes visiting easy. For families, the kids will play happily on the beach whilst the adults enjoy a drink at the outside seating area where you have full visibility of what the kids are getting up to.
You’ll find Sports, Activities, Music, Events and Fun at Breakwater beach
Due to its location and popularity along with the convenient on-site facilities, Breakwater Beach is a hot spot for action. Throughout the busy season, you’ll often find activities taking place at Breakwater - keep a lookout on social media to find out what is taking place and when.
The seating outside of the Breakwater Bistro is a great place to chillout and enjoy the sunset
As the sun sets on a summer’s day, the vibe is relaxed as the crowds socialise on the beach and on the seating outside of the Breakwater Bistro. The atmosphere is chilled here and every visit to Brixham should include a visit to Breakwater.
Open-water swimmers prepare for a dip at Breakwater beach! This beautiful pod form part of the Brixham Mermaids.
Breakwater beach Brixham with its clear waters and ease of access, is a popular place for swimming and water sports such as paddleboarding. With parking in very close proximity to the water, it’s easy to get any gear that you need onto the beach. If you’re fortunate enough, you may even get to see the Brixham Mermaids (featured in the above picture) take a dip, with Breakwater being one of their most frequented spots.
Where to find Breakwater Beach, Brixham
The beach is right next to Brixham’s bustling harbour side, just follow the promenade past the marina and it’s right next to the Breakwater. Car access is from the main road to Berry Head, the car park is called ‘The Breakwater Car Park’.
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A busy atmospheric and fun beach with easy access for all and great on-site facilities. Breakwater beach is an easy location to visit and a great place to enjoy a drink, eat and socialise.
Breakwater Beach Facilities/Notes
- Parking just meters from the water's edge
- Dogs banned from beach (1 May to 30 September)
- Pebble beach
- No lifeguard service
- Busy in season
- Disabled access
- Toilets and Bistro facilities
- Entertainment and activities
- Mermaid hotspot (open-water swimmers)