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Thu 08 Jun 2017

Breakwater Life

Another major attraction of living in Brixham, is being able to regularly enjoy walking or jogging along the impressive Breakwater. Anyone living in the town or nearby, who has not experienced this walk should make it a priority this summer!

A massive structure built in sections from 1843 and extended between 1909 & 1916, it juts out into Torbay for approximately half a mile, making you feel that you walking right out into the Bay! With panoramic views back towards Brixham. 

The breakwater is an elongated rubble mound, faced with jointed masonry on its seaward side. Limestone blocks for it were quarried from Berry Head and deposited in the bay. It was designed by James Rendel, and a length of 427m was constructed in 1843. Work continued until money ran out that same year.

As you walk, you smell the sea salt and pick up the sea breezes. An early summer morning stroll is a fantastic way to start the day. As you head out into the bay you absorb the harbour activity and gently feel the port coming to life as fishing boats slowly steam out. You will walk past anglers with expecting fishing rods, casting out to sea, along with those getting their daily exercise. It is possible to fish both the seaward side and into the harbour. (you might catch: Wrasse, Conger Eels, Mackerel, Garfish, Bass, Pollack and Mullet). 

During storms, some spectacular huge waves smash over the breakwater- this makes for some great photography, from a safe distance.

A favourite time of mine is around 8:00pm on a summers evening, walking towards the light house as the sun bathes my face in the warmth and the lapping waves clear my head from the day’s activities. A great place to take a sandwich or flask, and just watch the boats, the clouds skimming by and the sun setting. 

Boyce Brixham Covid-19 Information Regarding Viewings and Valuations

Following the latest change in government guidelines. Our Director Mark Boyce has the following message about the New Procedures and Strict Guidelines we will be following to ensure the safety and well being of our Staff, Clients and potential buyers.

"Welcome Back!As you are probably aware The Government has now lifted restrictions on Valuations & property viewings and we are now ready to safely organise these for you in line with Government and Health England guidelines. You will see links here to both The Government Guidelines and The Guild ‘Safe as houses’ Protocol (Links below). We strongly suggest that you read these prior to making appointments for valuations or viewings so that you are aware of the responsibilities that both you and ourselves must undertake.

We are talking with our vendors and many will accept viewings from now but some naturally prefer to still avoid viewings (especially if they are vulnerable or self-isolating). We have been working effectively from home but from Monday 18th May we will be operating from our offices again but urge you to call or send an email rather than visit the offices. We will only be permitted to allow into the office one person at any one time so calling or emailing may save you waiting in the street!

As before all calls for Sales will be answered on 01803 852736. Lettings can be contacted by email on"

Government Guidelines Document:

Guild "Safe as Houses" Protocol:,79S5,AD1RC,S5AY,1

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