Berry Head

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. Available for use are two mobility scooters and these can be picked up from the car park on arrival. Prior booking is essential, preferably 48hrs in advance, contact the office on 01803 882619. There is a disabled toilet in the public toilets by the car park and also one for patrons of the Guardhouse Cafe or Visitor Centre.

Latest News for Berry Head National Nature Reserve

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Sheep To Be Welcomed Back To The North Fort

25 September 2018

Following the successful introduction of Hebridean sheep into our headland flock of soay’s at the beginning of this year, the now larger, mixed flock...

A New Targeted Approach to Conservation at Berry...

13 July 2018

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, guardians of Berry Head National Nature Reserve (NNR), are trialling a new targeted approach to conservation grazing of the precious...

Local Eco-mooring Project Encounters Damage

10 April 2017

An eco-friendly mooring recently installed in Fishcombe Cove in Brixham by Sea Torbay, in partnership with Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust and the National Marine...

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Upcoming Events at Berry Head National Nature Reserve

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Creepy Creatures of Cockington Exhibition

20 October 2018

A temporary exhibition revealing the creepier side of Cokington's resident wildlife and plants.

Spooky Spotter Sheets

20 October 2018

Pick up a spooky spotter sheet from the Visitor Centre to help you search for bugs and beasties on your visit to the park. (This is an 'eye-spy' type...

Half Term at Occombe - The Witches Brew Scavenger...

22 October 2018

10.00am - 3.00pm Ogin, the Occombe witch has dropped her cauldron and lost all of her magical potion ingredients. Horrible Hagard the wizard has put a spell on Occombe...

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