The Devon Escape
It's not often I venture out of my beloved home city but last weekend saw me and the boy venture to Devon for an escape to see family, I thought I'd share a few of the places I fell in love with on my whistle stop tour. During our stay we stopped in the seaside town of Brixham, a small but beautiful place that has a lot to offer, in light of trying a new kind of blog post I thought it time to show you around with some of my favourite spots. Where are your favourite places in Devon?
My favourite place to visit overall was this big walk up the cliff side to Berry head, a great place to escape from all the pressures life may throw at you, although windy it is such a wonderful spot to sit and watch the ocean at your leisure. If you're a dog lover, this is a prime location for dog walkers so you can say hello to many cute types and so many were welcoming plus super soft to the touch. It houses the resident lighthouse and was home to Iron Age fortifications which although destroyed there is a public display noting the history of the area. If you're a real nature lover you can hear the constant squawk from the protected seabird colony of Guillemots, Razorbills and Black Legged Kittiwakes, you may be even lucky enough to spot some. (If you're a Pokemon Go! player we found it heaving with so many different types, so not only will you get all the exercise but catch some you may not have seen before.)
One thing you may or may not know about me is that I adore the sea and a lot of things related to it including a trot round the local harbour, it's small and compact but something about watching the boats bob up and down coupled with the smell of the sea is incredibly calming for me. It has everything you'd expect from: Amusements (a visit is always needed), The Golden Hind Museum, independent shops and seafood markets.
Seaside town's aren't known for their hopping night life but often your can find quirky little bars that not only provide friendly service but offer a whole range of options - drink wise. Liberty's is a little different to most bars in that it offers both day and night services with one a dedicated tea room and then a bar. I'm definitely not known for my party animal ways but it's good to treat yourself once in a while plus as we knew a night staff member (namely my boyfriend's sister) which made it even more enjoyable. Needless to say, thanks to their massive choice of drinks and knowledge from the staff it meant I didn't go home sober. (Any Pokemon lover's Liberty's location is situated in between 2 Pokestops making it ideal if your bag is looking a little empty.)
End Of Brixham Breakwater
On our last morning there was still time for some more exploration and that's when we decided to venture down to the water's edge again, the outer harbour is protected by a huge wall which you can happily walk along. In terms of things to do it may not be the most exciting, apart from angling if you're a fan, but it has incredible views from every angle and you can watch the boats coming in or travelling across the water. It also connects to the cafe and the adjoining beach meaning you can have a bite to eat after you're walk.
For the last week's posts all related to a weekend away they can be found here: