Tyrannical pirates like Captain Hook, Jack Sparrow, Long John Silver, Black Beard, The Barbarossa Brothers and even the famous Irish Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley could be spotted around the historic fishing town of Brixham during the May Bank Holiday weekend.
The English Riviera’s famous annual Pirate Festival sees the whole of Brixham Harbour gripped with Pirate Mania on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May for a weekend bursting with Pirate Fun for all the family.
Visitors can join in the swashbuckling atmosphere full of pirate characters with swords clashing, canons blasting and muskets firing and the largest collection of pirates seen ashore outside Tortuga!
And pirate fans from all over the world will be joining in the Mile O’Pirates World Record Attempt at 2.30pm on Brixham harbourside on Sunday 6th May. Brixham already holds the record at nine tenths of a mile but the Pirates are looking to see if they can we beat last year’s record and complete a full mile (around 2,000 pirates). The attempt is open to everyone young and old as long as they come dressed as a pirate – there’s no need to register.
And keep a lookout for the Navy who will be heading into town in search of pirates. A clash is inevitable!
What to Wear
If you are taking part in the record attempt you must clearly resemble a pirate, this is what you need to wear throughout the attempt:
A pirate style hat ((or bandana/kerchief)
An eye patch
An accessory: sword, hook, musket, skull and crossbones flag, or parrot.
Appropriate shirt: striped shirt, white t-shirt or shirt.
Appropriate trousers: pantaloons, tatty trousers or rolled-up trousers.
Pirate style dresses/skirts for the ladies are fine too.
Where to Stay:
Where to Eat:
For more information http://www.brixhampiratefestival.co.uk
(photos can be downloaded from website)
More about where to stay and what to do http://www.englishriviera.co.uk/