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We are open

Everyday, 9am to 4pm

Breakfast served until 11.45am
Lunch served until 3pm

Drinks, snacks, cakes and ice creams available at all times


+44 (0) 1803 855 778


Berry Head nature reserve, Brixham, TQ5 9AW

How to reach us

You can find us within the Northern fort of Berry Head nature reserve, on the southern tip of Torbay (just a mile from Brixham). Postcode TQ5 9AW.



There is a large car park just outside the two forts on Berry Head: TQ5 9AP. At busy times, an additional field is opened for cars. To protect the headland, it is not possible to drive beyond the car park. The Guardhouse Cafe and the Northern Fort can be accessed via a tarmac road from the car park – it is about a 300m walk.

The car park uses a pay-on-exit system, but it doesn’t have barriers; instead the camera recognises your number plate and the machine tells you the correct fee when you come to leave the car park. You can pay by cash or card, or you can pay online within 48 hours of parking. Simply log on to and it should all work smoothly.

Members of Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust can park for free at Berry Head car park.


Disabled Access

The Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust has two mobility scooters available to borrow (free of charge) from the car park. You must organise these in advance by calling 01803 882619.




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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

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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🫶🏼

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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:

#englishriviera #southdevon #Devon

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