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.


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


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.


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!


Enjoy superb coastal walks


Spot a wide range of wildlife on land and at sea 


History, geology, nature and much more!


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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Throwback to our teams Christmas Party at The Manor Inn Galmpton, thanks to Ashley and Lauren and their team for hosting us!!

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What an amazing team you are. I always recommend your fantastic cafe. Hopefully see you all soon 🤗🐶

We love the Guardhouse Café and the Manor Inn.

Happy New Year!

Gillard Road is back open 😀

We are open every day from 9 until 4.
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2 months ago

11 CommentsComment on Facebook

Happy New Year to you all

Happy new year to you all. See you again for fantastic food and drink during our next holiday at Riviera Bay in March ❤️

Happy New Year to you all… 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣4️⃣🫶🏼

Shared x

Here now !❤️

Jacqueline Arnold

Spoke with sww this morning as it’s them that have requested the road closure for a new water supply and they said that actual works would be done overnight between 6pm and 7am each day , also spoke with the guys doing the works for electrics but they hadn’t requested a road closure so whatever works they were doing shouldn’t effect the road, closure is due from 2nd to the 8th

Brian Clayton

Yes Neil up there with dogs all closed this morning x went to sharkham x a mud bath x takes half our to clean dogs x

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2 months ago

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Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas xx

Enjoy your well earned Christmas break 🎄😊

Merry Christmas to you all xx

Hope you all have good Christmas.

Have a fabulous Christmas you all deserve a rest. Xxxx

Merry Christmas...thank you for the lovely coffees over the years.

Merry Christmas🥂🌲🎅

Merry Christmas x

Merry Christmas! Xxx

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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

#englishriviera #southdevon #Devon

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