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“great for snack” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Berry Head National Nature Reserve

Berry Head National Nature Reserve
Berry Head, Brixham TQ5 9AP, England
01803 882619
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Brixham
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Birmingham
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“great for snack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Love the ambience of this place. We have only had tea and snacks here but delicious cakes, good range of teas and coffees, always clean and well kitted out. Staff really helpful.

A beautiful place also

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very cold in February”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The view from the headland is amazing. The walk up was great, and certainly got the heart beating. There were wonderful bursts of sunlight through the clouds which streaked across the sea - breathtaking. The weather was as expected in February - one day the sun shone the next wind from the east, still there were lots of wild flowers out - cyclamen, crocus, primrose, and lots of daffodils, all much earlier than in London.

Visited February 2013
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“Lovely for a walk, great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We have been visiting here for years. The views over the cliffs are fantastic, and there is an abundance of wildlife including dolphins, sea birds and the occasional sea lion. It can get pretty blustery up there, but in summer it's fine usually.

Visited August 2012
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“beautiful views and lots of wild flowers in spring”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is a limestone headland, so has some quite unusual flowers, including rock rose and pyramid orchids. Lots of seabirds nesting too, with a telescope available in the viewing area in the spring.

There is a very easy level walk from the pay&display car park out to the end of the headland, which is on a well-surfaced track almost to the end, so is suitable for wheelchairs and baby buggies. Mobility scooter can be booked in advance from the Ranger's Office.

Other paths are not so well-surfaced, and take you up to the Napoleonic South Fort ruins (with interpretation boards), or opposite the carpark through field and wood paths, which can be muddy, and you may find cows.

You can pick up the South West Coast Path from Berry Head, and follow it for 11 very strenuous miles to Kingswear if you're fit - or go as far as you like, then turn back!

Beautiful views across to Torbay and East Devon - even as far as Portland Bill, near Weymouth, on a clear day.

Well-loved by local dog-walkers, as there are plenty of safe open spaces for the dogs to play, but keep them on a lead once you get past the cafe, as the cliffs are steep and not fenced for much of the headland.

Cafe on the northern arm of the headland, with seating outside for dog-owners. Toilets both in the cafe and in the carpark.

Visited October 2012
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“A good walk for a fine day.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The reserve is about a 20 minute walk from Brixham town centre and has fine views around Torbay. Remains of two forts dominate the headland and interpretation boards are provided. For those unable to walk, there is a car park at the ranger's office.

Visited November 2012
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