The next town along the bay is Brixham, a picturesque fishing village with a rich history and friendly atmosphere. The best way to reach Brixham during a self-catering Torquay holiday is via the Brixham ferry, which runs from Torquay pier. The journey takes just minutes, and lucky passengers have been known to spot dolphins following the boat, so don’t forget your camera! Once in Brixham, a spectacular replica of the Golden Hind dominates its pretty harbour, and is one of its most popular attractions. The ship is an exact copy of Sir Francis Drake’s, and inspires an annual Pirate and Shanty Festival during the summer!