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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My Travel Diary- Brixham, Devon.

So, as you’ve noticed if you’re a regular reader, in the summer holidays I go on either a lot of day trips or short breaks. This mean my ‘My Travel Diary’ series is turning into a consistent post. I hope you don’t mind this, and that you enjoy them and find them interesting- I love to put them together!

So for three and a half days last week I went camping, with my family, to Brixham. Brixham is a coastal town on the south coast of the UK. The coast often gets a lot of sunshine and the natural beaches are very attractive, which was why we were interested in going. It is a place dotted with seagulls and quaint family shops, with a stunning harbour and many gorgeous seaside scenes.
The weather we had in Brixham was a combination, with mostly sun but the occasional shower of rain, also a lot of cool breezes. We camped at ‘Upton Manor Farm Camping’ site, which was on the top of the hill, near the caravan site. It was a basic site, but exactly what we needed. Our tent had electric hook up and the site’s toilets and showers were kept impeccably clean. I would defiantly recommend it, as it is only a 20 minute walk from the harbour and high street- although this is a hilly walk. Our large- no HUGE- family tent made the experience more like glamping, as we were fortunate enough to have separate rooms, airbeds and a tent carpet! If you are interested our tent is from Vango and is called the ‘Vango Maritsa 700’ in green. We have used it lots and we love it!

When we arrived, we put to the tent and set up camp. On Monday night we walked from the site to Brixham’s harbour. It was a sunny evening- if a little chilly, and the boats all looked so scenic. We walked around, enjoying the music from the local brass band and the seaside feel. We stopped to have a drink, admiring our view.
The mouth-watering taste of fish and chips drew us in and we went for some dinner. We chose to eat at ‘Simply Fish’, a delightful fish and chip restaurant. All cooked to order, we were so impressed and the staff were lovely and welcoming.

Day 2 began with a late morning and a warm breakfast. When we were all ready, we walked down to St. Mary’s beach, a small and isolated beach. The sea water was freezing, so I didn’t swim, but it was a lovely morning. I spent my time finishing my book- ‘Ten Things I’ve Learnt about Love’ by Sarah Butler. We even saw a seal swimming in the shallow beach water!

That evening we went to Dartmouth, and enjoyed even more harbour views. We also watched lots of people go crabbing- I really wanted to try it but we never got around to it! We enjoyed a lovely pub-food dinner at the ‘Seven Stars’.

On Day 3 we decided to take a coastal walk. The views were stunning and the sea looked warm and exotic. The walk from the camping site went around the cliffs and back in a circle through Brixham and back up the hill to the site; about 6 miles long.

On the walk we stopped at Berry head, where we had a coffee and a cake at the small café. I had carrot cake and it was delicious, all homemade. Berry point was very interesting but we soon had to carry on the walk, this time heading into Brixham.
Whilst we were in town, I went into an adorable shop which sold cute homeware. I
bought two a floral star and Scottie dog, which were metal and were for hanging.
Once we got back to the campsite, we chilled and I did some reading and writing. For dinner, it was a walk back into town, and towards ‘The Lusty Wench’.  I wore my new kimono in the outfit I showed for an OOTD, read here : .The restaurant was on the harbour side and was busy (we’d booked). It specialised in steak and local fish, priding itself for its fresh produce and supporting resident businesses. I had fish for starter, which was yummy, and the rump steak, which was AMAZING! Pricy but defiantly worth it, if in Brixham, ‘The Lusty Wench’ should be on your list of places to go!
The harbour looked so peaceful at night, light reflecting and rippling on the soft waves.

Thursday morning bought packing down the tent and heading home, where we were all sad to go- but I did feel like I needed a sleep in my bed!

I had an amazing time, and I would no-doubt-ably recommend the town. I love camping with the family, and I actually got to relax quite a lot. So I hope you enjoyed, let me know in the comments below,

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