Berry Head National Nature Reserve

Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Brixham: Address, Phone Number, Berry Head National Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Berry Head National Nature Reserve

Berry Head National Nature Reserve
4.5
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This stunning headland, with its iconic lighthouse and Napoleonic Fort, is surrounded by water on three sides and offers exceptional views across Torbay and beyond. You can enjoy some superb coastal walks, spot wildlife on land and at sea, or simply relax in the award-winning Guardhouse Café. Our Visitor Centre will tell you all about the Reserve, its history, wildlife and the work of Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. Do check for opening times during off peak season. This is a must-visit day out and is either a pleasant walk from up from Brixham or short drive to the visitor car park. Dogs are very welcome throughout the site; leads are required in certain areas. Disability access is good with tarmac or laid paths into both the North and South Forts.
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Terry L
Ashford, UK96 contributions
Wonderful day out
Jun 2021 • Friends
This is a fabulous place. Parking is easy and reasonably priced. Access to all areas is very user-friendly. My main hope was to see the cirl buntings. I needn’t have worried. The little posers seemed to like sitting up to be photographed. There were also a large variety of other birds including many coastal birds.
The butterflies and moths were very impressive and it was a bonus to see some very rare plants.
Add to that porpoises and grey seals to make this a perfect day out
Written 30 July 2021
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Jen S
Shropshire, UK5 contributions
Lovely views
Jul 2021
Had a lovely walk up to Berry head Nature reserve. The views are worth the short walk uphill. Then downhill and a pit stop at the Berry head for a well earned drink and more wonderful views
Written 29 July 2021
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Frank
Hertfordshire, UK14 contributions
Peaceful
Jul 2021
Wonderful views over Torbay and our to sea dramatic cliffs and deep blue as far as the eye can see has a little light house and is steeped in history lovely place for a picnic
Written 21 July 2021
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Ruthliz1
Leicestershire, UK16 contributions
Amazing views
Jul 2021
Took a walk from Brixham to Berry Head. Well worth the walk and a stunning view at the top. There is a cafe at the top if you fancy a coffee and you can drive if you don’t fancy the walk. Would recommend.
Written 14 July 2021
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LFennelly
Horsham, UK21 contributions
long walk
Jun 2021
This is a must. Extremely picturesque you can walk along the coast path with magnificent views and just keep on going. Lots of ups and downs. Good for taking photos .
Written 11 July 2021
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Alison G
Gloucester, UK50 contributions
Stunning
Jul 2021
A lovely walk up a small slope through woods leads you to flat and easy walking ground with stunning views.
Loads of wildflowers and I was lucky enough to see dolphins!
Written 11 July 2021
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Suzy1Kent
Kent99 contributions
Stunning sea views and potentially good for bird watching.
Jun 2021
Very popular place and can get quite busy along the main walk and the cafe. Car parking is easy using contactless card and plenty of spaces. Could do with more information boards/maps near the car park to enable you to plan your visit. Excellent cafeteria and the bacon rolls smelt very tempting! The bird hide directly viewing the nesting locations for the guillemot, razor bills etc. Also saw Cirl bunting. Wild flowers were stunning. Plenty of park benches located throughout the reserve usually overlooking some of the best views. Strongly recommend this headland.
Written 4 July 2021
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GSimps0n
Torquay, UK128 contributions
Fantastic Flora
Jun 2021
I am 88 and I visited the reserve with my daugter and a granddaughter. By I had walked from the car park to the lighthouse Im was stranded. It started to rain and I managed to walk very slowly to the Guard House Cafe.
I am an ecologist and I have visited lots of nature reserves in the UK and on 6 continents. The flora was very interesting. I saw a broomrape in two places so I asked at the visitor centre which species it might be. No answer.
There should be a facility whereby a warden transports semi-invalids to the lighthouse for a fee. Electric cycles are useless if you want to get close to some interesting plants.
I cannot visit this site again.
Written 2 July 2021
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK789 contributions
A pleasant walk from the harbour
Jun 2021
A pleasant walk along the coastal footpath from Brixham Harbour which is reasonably easy to follow. Walking up through some woods you are rewarded at the top with some unmissable views out to sea. There is plenty of space to have a picnic or a cafe if you prefer.
It was interesting to see the old battlements from Napoleonic days. There are some well laid paths to follow taking you out to several headlands with wild flowers aplenty.
Written 29 June 2021
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Cherriesfan99
Cheltenham, UK179 contributions
It is a great place to visit.
Jun 2021
This is such an attractive,and has superb views, real history, a great cafe and so much to see. As the name implies this is headland, and its rocky nature gives a number of clifftop paths, although there are some that being asphalt / concrete are quite suitable for wheelchairs.
With so many people about, wildlife was hard to come by, except for the flora, and the seabirds.
It is a great place to visit.
Written 27 June 2021
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