Berry Head National Nature Reserve stands at the Southern tip of Tor Bay with cliffs reaching 60 metres (20 feet) high!
An exceptional location for wildlife, from rare plants and insects to the guillemot colony a thousand strong. Keep an eye out for the small blue butterfly, several orchid species and the white rock rose. You can also see dolphins and porpoises, plus birds such as the peregrine falcon.
The headland is made up of limestone over 400 million years old and full of fossils that show the changes that have taken place over time. Great for any budding little geologists.
While walking on the Head, you can explore the remains of two Napoleonic forts, a lighthouse, a quarry and a bird hide so there is lots to see.
The Visitor Centre, which is staffed by volunteers, features displays about the history and wildlife of the headland. There are also activities for the kids, including trails to follow and films to watch.
Open to the public all year round. The Guardhouse Visitor Centre is open Easter to October 7 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm and Monday 1pm to 4pm. During the Winter, from 1st October they are open on Sundays only from 10am to 4pm.
Free to visit.
Yes, there is parking onsite.
No, there are no toilets available.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Berry Head National Nature Reserve has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
Yes, Berry Head National Nature Reserve is wheelchair friendly.
No, Berry Head National Nature Reserve have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Berry Head National Nature Reserve has not told us if they are dog friendly.
Anything else I should know?
There is an onsite shop