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Brixham breakwater

Alternative Names: Ladybird cove

Type of Dive: Brixham breakwater is a very easy shore dive in the bay and along the breakwater.  Webcam

Suggested Experience: Novice upwards 

Travel directions: From the M5 heading south on to the A380, A379, A3022/New road, Turn left onto Market St, Continue onto Middle St, Turn right onto The Strand, Turn left onto King St, At the roundabout, continue straight onto Berry Head Rd, Turn left off Berry Head road into the car park.

Parking directions: There is a large car park 20m from the water (£5/day) and another car park on the other side of Berry Head road.

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Lat & Long: 50.400604, -3.504753  Postcode TQ5 9AF  Google

Tides: Tide tables  Breakwater Beach is divable at any state of the tide, but gets blown out by N, NE or E winds.

Depth: 10m Max but mostly 4-8m

Site entry/exit: Kit up in the car park and a simple walk down the concrete ramp and over the beach into the water.

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Underwater directions:  There are a few ways to dive here but the most popular is head out along the bottom of the breakwater and back.

Air & Nitrox:  Brixham dive shack   Teign Diving Centre

Site Hazards: Care must be taken not to swim too far to the east as the current can pick up towards the headland. There can be a lot of fishing line and can get blown out by N, NE or E winds.

Nearest Public phone: In Brixham.

Mobile Network service: Most work well here.

Accommodation: In the middle of Brixham so plenty of accommodation Brixham Holiday Home Woodlands Guest House

Other comments: Brixham breakwater can get very busy on sunny days and holidays, Not just busy on the beach there can load's of divers doing training as well. There are toilets at the far end of the car park. Boat dives are available from Brixham on the RIB Argonaut from Nautilus Dive Charters.  You can also dive Shoalstone only 2 min drive from here.

Pub: In the middle of Brixham so plenty.

Cafe: Breakwater Coffee Shop

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Created by: Iain Third

Date: 17/2/10

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Underwater Photos: Iain Third

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