Brixham lies at the far end of Tor Bay and is still principally a fishing port. The harbour is the focal point for life and the narrow streets of fisherman's cottages surrounding the harbour give the town a unique feel.
Brixham's historical and seafaring past is very much in evidence. Most notably in the harbour there is a replica of sir Francis Drake's ship The Golden Hind. This was the ship that Drake used to go around the world and modern visitors get a real sense of the hardships Elizabethan sailors had to endure.
Also on the harbour is a statue to William of Orange who led an invasion force of Dutchmen in 1688 to liberate the English from the tyranny of James II in what became know as The Glorious Revolution.