Brixham Walks | Berry Head

Posted: 10/03/2019

Berry Head National Nature Reserve and Napoleonic Fort.

Berry Head National Nature Reserve is probably the most iconic landmark in Brixham and houses the highest, deepest and smallest light house in Britain at the Napoleonic Fort.

The walks and wildlife that can be experienced are simply stunning (dolphins and seals are regular visitors) and will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities you will not want to miss. There is a car park at the entrance, but if you like to stretch your legs, you can walk around the Harbour, Breakwater, Shoalstone and up the hill to the top of the peninsula where you will be greeted with the stunning 270 degree sea views across Tor Bay and out to Portland Bill on a good day. 

The Napolionic Fort was built to defend Torbay from the French and there are still a great many ruins on show today. The Berry Head defences are exceptionally well preserved and the fort is one of only a very small number from this period which survived with anything approaching completeness. The monument is well understood and will provide information relating to the strategic military thinking at a time when the threat to English naval power and the country as a whole was considered great. 

The award-winning Guardhouse café is at the top to welcome you and serves all manner of drinks and delicious seasonal food. Dogs are welcome all year round but must be kept on the lead when the sheep grazing.


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For more information and to book call 01803 855 102.