Welcome to the award-winning Guardhouse Cafe.

We offer superb, locally-sourced food and drink in one of the South Coast’s most stunning locations, Berry Head Nature Reserve, with panoramic views over the South Devon Coastline.

Only a short walk from the car park, our cafe is normally open daily from 9am to 4pm for coffee, tea, drinks, breakfast, snacks and lunch and is fully licensed.

FOOD AND DRINK

We combine traditional cafe favourites for adults and kids with seasonal, local and adventurous specials.

We are used to dealing with all kinds of dietary needs. From coeliac to vegan diets please just ask us when we are taking your order – options should be available for everyone

SUSTAINABILITY

Here at the Guardhouse we are aware of the challenges that our environment faces, and we are optimistic about human ability to overcome these.

Our small cafe sits in a national nature reserve, surrounded by the sea, with rare wildlife on view every single day. We want to play our part, and ask you to help us, to protect these beautiful surroundings.

EVENTS

We love to host evening events at the Guardhouse – from quiz nights to themed restaurant evenings, to live music.

The cafe is also available for private hire.

Out and About

Berry Head is a National Nature Reserve. This stunning headland, with its iconic lighthouse and Napoleonic fort, is surrounded by water on three sides and offers exceptional views across Torbay and beyond. It is Torbay’s most designated heritage site being a Special Area of Conservation, National Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest and Scheduled Ancient Monument to name only four!

Walking

Enjoy superb coastal walks

Wildlife

Spot a wide range of wildlife on land and at sea 

History

History, geology, nature and much more!

LET’S STAY IN TOUCH!

We love to engage on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and we also send out a newsletter now and then to those who sign up to our mailing list.

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Beautiful Berry Head... thanks to former ranger Nigel Smallbones for these photos of some of the amazing (and rare) spring flowers up here at the moment.

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Beautiful Berry Head... thanks to former ranger Nigel Smallbones for these photos of some of the amazing (and rare) spring flowers up here at the moment.

White rock rose - Ox-eye Daisies - Kidney Vetch
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11 hours ago
With the arrival of some sunshine (which feels like it’s been forever!) We have some new summer drinks! 

☀️Iced white mocha
☀️Peach iced tea (sugar free!)
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With the arrival of some sunshine (which feels like it’s been forever!) We have some new summer drinks!

☀️Iced white mocha
☀️Peach iced tea (sugar free!)
☀️Dragonfruit and Mango Cooler
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1 week ago

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I’m hoping you have your chowder on offer when we visit in June. My favourite 🤤

Join us on Berry Head tomorrow 10.30am (ish!) to see the arrival of the Nao Victoria, ahead of the pirate festival!

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2 weeks ago

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Currently visible with binoculars, quite some way off shore

With it's Masts Down yesterday afternoon. Xxx

On Monday ??

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Mexican style beans in a tortilla bowl, back to our specials this weekend 😋

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3 weeks ago

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Looks absolutely fantastic 😁❤️

Can’t wait to try it,looks delicious 😋

Ahoy there!

This years pirate galleon the Nao Victoria is due to sail past Berry Head on the tide on Monday morning, around 10.30am! Dont miss the chance to see her sail into Brixham Harbour!

Ahoy there!

This year's pirate galleon the Nao Victoria is due to sail past Berry Head on the tide on Monday morning, around 10.30am! Don't miss the chance to see her sail into Brixham Harbour!
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3 weeks ago

5 CommentsComment on Facebook

Must be an amazing site

Thea Willcox !!

Rob Cotterell

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Geopark Partners @GuardhouseCafe are proud to be dog friendly!🐕

The team ensure there's always drink bowls and fresh water for thirsty pups, doggy biscuits for a well earned treat, there's even sliced dog sausages available on the menu for those peckish pups 🐶

My own contributions to the many beautiful photos of the Brixham Grey Phalarope today. A ‘lifer’ for me. Very glad it hung around long enough for me to get back with the kids and drag them out in the rain to see it 😂
Also a few GNDs about - including one in near summer plumage!

Freddie Mercury at Wembley, 1986. No phones, no cameras.... people are just enjoying the moment!

Spectacular views over beautiful Broadsands Beach. 🏖️

We’ve put together our Top 10 Coastal Walks so you can take in the breath-taking sea views and explore the wilderness of Devon’s Beautiful Bay.

Discover more: https://bit.ly/3BkfpRk

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