The Western Lady
If you want to travel between Brixham and Torquay anytime between April to the end of October then why not take the ferry?
There are two companies that can take you across the bay but The Western Lady has been running for over 65 years.
The old Western lady was sold to the opposition boat company but there are still two smaller boats running between the two towns and they run frequently, especially during the high season.
The journey takes just 35 minutes, which is quicker than the bus and much more pleasurable if the weather’s good. You may even see dolphins or porpoises which are not uncommon in the bay.
If that doesn’t entice you then when I tell you that all it costs is just a quid each way why would you want to travel any other way?
- Sailing and Boating
Car Parking – Breakwater
Overlooking Breakwater Beach and close to the mouth of Brixham Harbour with a 10 minute walk along the harbour path before entering the west side of the harbour. This is an open air ground level car park with toilets.
Pay and Display
Capacity: 103 cars
Sunday to Saturday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
3 Hours: £3.00
Brixham TQ5 8BY
The #12 Bayline Bus
Because Brixham is situated on the Berry Head peninsula there is only one main road into the town. This is served by the Stagecoach "Bayline" number 12 bus service from Newton Abbot via Torquay and Paignton, with stops at both Newton and Paignton's rail stations. The service runs from about 6 am until 11 pm with a peak frequency of every 10 minutes and takes about an hour.
From Torquay the bus follows the curve of Torbay and from the upper deck you get great views. The Brixham terminus is in the town centre, minutes walk from the harbour.
For a day trip there are various ticket options depending on your start point. Since I was visiting from North Devon I used the one-day "Explorer" ticket which cost (March 2010) £6.50 and allows unlimited travel throughout the whole Stagecoach Southwest network including local services. For a useful map click HERE
Contact number below is for Traveline which provides national public transport info and timetables, as does its website.
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