If you like to shop, you’ll love Brixham and the English Riviera. You will find plenty of quirky independent stores selling things you just won’t find anywhere else. In the summer months, bustling craft and farmer’s markets pop up and sell local produce.
Independent, individual shops
If you’re looking for something different, look no further than the independent retailers in Brixham. Wander around the streets to find a great range of independent traders selling everything from works of art to wonderful upcycled furniture. You’ll also find cafes and delicatessens with a great choice of local produce as well as specialist foods from around the world.
On Saturdays from Easter to October, the Brixham Art and Craft Market bustles with local crafts. Pick up a momento to take back home. From March to October there is a Sunday market in Fore Street on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 10am – 4pm, The market has fresh local foods including breads and buns, cheeses, meats, pasties, gluten-free baked items, honeys, juices and preserves and hand crafted items such as jewellery, cushions, paintings/prints and garden ornaments. There are also speciality hot foods of local and international origin. The number and mix of traders varies from month to month.
Shopping in Torquay
Torquay offers a choice of designer boutiques and high street favourites, there are plenty of places to look for something special to wear. Hoopers department store on The Strand stocks an eclectic choice of your favourite brands and welcomes customers with its smart, personalised service. On the outskirts of the town you’ll also find large retail stores stocking everything from homewear to electronics.
Shopping in Paignton
Paignton offers a good choice of high-street shops selling everything from fashion to footwear. If you need to stock up on supplies for the beach this is the place.