At the southern end of Torbay, just a short walk from Brixham Harbour, Berry Head is the area’s most important wildlife site and a National Nature Reserve. It is a limestone promontory with 60 m (200 ft) cliffs forming the southern arm of Tor Bay and it hosts habitats for many rare and threatened species, including horseshoe bats in the many caves.
It also has one of the south coast’s largest colonies of guillemots, which visitors can watch via CCTV from the visitors’ centre. The gardens feature spectacular display of wildflowers from May to August and there are recently restored Napoleonic war fortifications to explore. The South West Coast Path runs through the area south from Berry Head to the Dart Estuary and rock climbing and kayaking are also popular activities. It is one of the main gateways to the English Riviera Global Geopark.