Berry Head is Torbay's most important wildlife site. It also features Napoleonic fortifications, geological formations and landscapes designated as being of national importance.
Located within easy walking distance of the town of Brixham is Berry Head Country Park, one of Torbay's most important wildlife sites. It is an internationally acclaimed heritage site and National Nature Reserve that is home to a variety of coastal wildlife, history, geological formations and recently restored Napoleonic War fortifications.
It is positioned just a short walk from the harbour in Brixham and sits at the southern end of Torbay jutting out of the mainland with sweeping 200 foot cliffs acting as a gateway to the English Riviera Global Geopark. The South West Coast Path runs through the area heading south from Berry Head leading towards the Dart Estuary through National Trust coastland.
Berry Head Country Park has 400 million years of limestone at its heart and some of Torbay's best coastal views. It was used as a quarry for many years but now has been left to nature, becoming home to many species of rare and threatened species of wildlife. These include horseshoe bats in the many caves and one of the largest colonies of guillemots on the southern coast. It is also the site of two historical Napoleonic era forts which once protected the coastline.
There is a cafe in the Country Park that offers stunning views out over the bay as well as lighthouse and a Visitor Centre where various events take place along with visitor information about the history of the area.
Rock climbing and kayaking is also popular at Berry Head Country Park.