Devon, England

Brixham: Waterfront Between Brixham Battery and Berry Head

CC 3.0: Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD

Brixham is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay, part of what’s referred to as the English Riviera, including Torquay and Paignton. The best place to run in Brixham is along the water, between Brixham Battery and Berry Head — it’s not the typical wide seafront promenade, more like a series of paths and roadside sidewalks. The full route is ~6 miles, but can be shortened.

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Starting at the marina just off Fore St., head north for 0.8 miles to the Brixham Battery, a former WWII artillery compound. Retrace your steps, and head south around the marina, including an 0.5 mile jaunt down the Brixham Breakwater (pier). Continue along Berry Head Rd., taking the S W Coast Path to the Shoalstone Seawater Pool (seasonal). Here, there’s an 0.3 mile steep climb to Berry Head (note: no shoulder/sidewalk here). Join the S W Coast Path for 0.5 miles, and then a flat dirt road that leads to the Berry Head Lighthouse/Compass Statue. Retrace your steps to the start.

Add-Ons: Additional S W Coast path trails around Berry Head, and continuing south (more challenging). Or, S W Coast Path north of Brixham Battery.

Essentials
  • Up to 6 miles (9.7 km) out and back
  • 500 feet (152m) -- most of it in the short, steep hill up to Berry Head
  • Brixham Marina

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Essentials
  • Up to 6 miles (9.7 km) out and back
  • 500 feet (152m) -- most of it in the short, steep hill up to Berry Head
  • Brixham Marina