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Brixham Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Breakwater Head 50:24'.33N 03:30'.77W


Admiralty 26, SC5602 SC5903 SC5914

Rules & Regulations

5 knts Speed Limit, minimal wash, no marine toilet discharge within the harbour


Inner Harbour dries, Busy fishing harbour

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover -0505 Differences Brixham on Plymouth are the same as those for Torquay   (links)

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General Description

Brixham HM tel 01803 853321 VHF #14 (c/s "Brixham Harbour Radio")
Brixham Marina tel 01803 882929  VHF #80 (c/s "Brixham Marina") www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/mdl-brixham-marina/ 

Brixham, is a busy fishing harbour, and with the trawlers come the seagulls, the fish quays, and all the noise and bustle of a busy working port.
It also serves as an important station for the Channel pilots, with large vessels regularly entering Torbay to pick up or drop off. There are also many angling boats and tripper boats plying their trade, while the marina caters for visiting boats.

Brixham is now one of the main fishing ports in England, although large steel trawlers now replace the traditional sailing craft developed in this area, the famous Brixham trawlers. Some of these powerful gaff rig ketches worked as far afield as the North Sea. There are still some Brixham trawlers working, but nowadays as charter or sail training vessels.  ... read more


Approach and entry to Brixham Harbour is relatively simple for the yachtsman or motorboater.

Victoria Breakwater lies just over 1 mile west of Berry head. It has a white lighthouse at the outer end (Oc R 15s) and needs to be given a wide berth when approaching. It is best to put yourself in a position where you can see what's emerging as large trawlers can often leave the harbour at some speed. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Do not anchor in the clearly marked fairway or close to to the breakwater, although not marked as a fairway, this is used by the lifeboat. Although large the harbour is crowded with moorings, and the only place to lie to your own anchor is to seaward of the moorings. 

Alternatively just to the west of the harbour, Fishcombe Cove is sheltered from the south and west, although not so convenient for the town. It has a small sandy beach, toilets and refreshments, and it is free to anchor here.

There are three possibilities for berthing within the harbour, Brixham Marina, the Yacht club, and the Town Pontoons. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Notes on Brixham Marina
Written by tallmark | 29th Aug 2016
Brixham marina has good modern facilities. It even had a guest lounge [July 2016] - perhaps crew joining the boat could wait here? Please note that access to pontoon G is split: half of it from north of pontoons H&I and the other half from south of them

I thoroughly recommend "The Lusty Wench" restaurant on the NW side of the inner harbour.
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 3rd May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2016. Prices have changed
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Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 31st Mar 2014
Correction to the note below - the marina has increased its prices for 2014 in line with the other MDL marinas
Update 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 11th Mar 2014
Brixham has survived the winter and prices remain the same for visitors in 2014
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 24th Jan 2013
The harbour notes for Brixham were updated by Don T on the 24th January 2013. Very little has changed here and the prices have been updated for the 2013 season.
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