Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

A gentle, predominantly level walk along the breakwater with panoramic views across the harbour and Torbay. There's two stretches of gradient. The harbour edge does not have a handrail or barier. There are toilets and plenty of car parking at the start or end of the walk. A cafe provides both refreshments and a panoramic view of Torbay.

Surveyed by: Allan Ginman, August 2012 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 1More Information
Distance: 0.9 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

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Car parking - fee payable - is available at the start of the walk. The short distance from the car to the start of the walk is flat and tarmaced.

CarPark Car parking - fee payable - is available at the start of the walk. The short distance from the car to the start of the walk is flat and tarmaced.

The Toilets including one accessible toilet. The refreshments are in the building on the left of the picture.

Accessible toilets The Toilets including one accessible toilet. The refreshments are in the building on the left of the picture.

The start of our journey. The pathway is concreted along the whole of the walk.

Start The start of our journey. The pathway is concreted along the whole of the walk.

Commemorating the American sevicemen who left here, from this slipway, for the D-Day landing beaches in 1944.

Information Commemorating the American sevicemen who left here, from this slipway, for the D-Day landing beaches in 1944.

The first of our gradients - about 1 in 4 with a height gain of 5 metres.

Gradient The first of our gradients - about 1 in 4 with a height gain of 5 metres.

The harbour is on your left....

View The harbour is on your left....

.....and Torbay and the open sea on your right.

Path .....and Torbay and the open sea on your right.

Metal, backless seats are placed at regular intervals all along the walk.

Seat Metal, backless seats are placed at regular intervals all along the walk.

There is no handrail or barrier between you and the harbour water. There is a regular placement of lifebelts.

Information There is no handrail or barrier between you and the harbour water. There is a regular placement of lifebelts.

 

Path

 

Seat

Halfway there! A quarter of a mile to the white lighthouse.

Path Halfway there! A quarter of a mile to the white lighthouse.

 

Seat

The second gradient. A rise of about 1.5 metres in its 10 metre length.

Gradient The second gradient. A rise of about 1.5 metres in its 10 metre length.

The Americans needed piers and slipways in WW2. Here are the remains.

View The Americans needed piers and slipways in WW2. Here are the remains.

 

Seat

The white lighthouse at the end of the breakwater

Path The white lighthouse at the end of the breakwater

 

Feature of Interest

Brixham Breakwater Phototrail

 

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Barrier
Clearance
Gate
Gradient
Obstacle
Seat
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Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
Public Transport
Toilets
Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
Feature of Interest
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Path
Start

 

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