Fancy a romantic break in Brixham? There are few pursuits more romantic than a holiday in a cosy cottage for two on the coast. You can’t spend all your time indoors though, so where do you go for a ‘windy walk’ or an intimate dinner with a fantastic view? You don’t only love your partner on Valentine’s Day or on their birthday, so here’s a few ideas to make you choose Brixham for your next getaway.
For a breath of fresh air and a romantic stroll, visit the Berry Head Nature Reserve on the north side of Brixham, within walking distance of the town centre. Found at the southern end of Torbay, this is one of the English Riviera’s most beautiful heritage sites. If you love the great outdoors see if you can identify any of the wildlife that makes Berry Head home. Also spend time together discovering the recently restored Napoleonic War-era forts. For a hot drink or a light refreshment drop into the Guardhouse Café near the Visitor Centre. There’s scope to go kayaking and rock climbing too if you feel the urge.
For that all-important romantic fine dining experience, Brixham has a number of establishments to choose from. The Lytehouse can be found on Fore Street, at the heart of the town. A family run bistro, the chef previously gained enviable experience at two AA rosette restaurants before setting up his own place. Freshly landed seafood from Brixham’s fishing fleet makes up a fair proportion of the dishes on offer – the menu alters to reflect the change of seasons ensuring that you don’t end up resorting to stock-piled fruit and veg.
Out on the quay is the curiously named Lusty Wench. With its nautically themed dining space and Tudor-style exterior, there’s plenty to look at as well as feast upon here. Specialities include its steaks and seafood dishes. Look out for Lusty Wenches series of ‘Matched Wine and Fine Food’ evenings.
Further along the quay is Beamers Restaurant, which is now well-established in Brixham having served good food for over ten years. Renowned locally for their West Country steaks, vegetarian menu and home-made desserts, Beamers could be a contender for your consideration. You can also enjoy views of the historic harbour as you dine.
If you’re looking to buy your other half a present to mark the romantic occasion, Brixham and the English Riviera aren’t short of interesting shops to wander around. Independent shops jostle for space amongst familiar brand leaders, but why buy items that you can buy near home when you can find locally crafted items everywhere you look?
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