Berry Head, Brixham, South Devon

Berry Head, Brixham, South Devon

Limestone headland and one of The English Riviera's most distinctive landmarks

Berry Head is a large limestone headland at the southern end of The English Riviera and Tor Bay on the South Devon coast.

Just east of Brixham and Brixham Breakwater and Lighthouse, Berry Head is home to a National Nature Reserve and the Berry Head Forts. The views from this high ground are immense.

Whilst there's plenty of parking in the area, we'd recommend walking in on the South West Coast Path from central Brixham. Grab something to eat and drink at The Guardhouse Cafe by the entrance to Berry Head. You'll also find a small visitor centre in this building.

'Over 300 years of quarrying have shaped the north side of the headland, revealing a network of caves which provide a maternity site for Greater horseshoe bats [sic], one of the UK's largest and rarest bats and a species of European importance.' (Information board on site)

To the north, all the way across Tor Bay, is the headland around Hope's Nose. We'd highly recommend visiting that area as well.


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