Visit South Devon for a touch of the Eastern Mediterranean on the English Riviera. Not only is the climate here fantastic but there are many things to see and do for the whole family. Attractions abound, both cultural and natural, and based in a convenient B&B, guesthouse or hotel you'll have easy access to them all. Berry Head is a particularly popular destination for history and wildlife enthusiasts alike, as well as for fans of outdoor activities of every description.
Devon Hotels for Berry Head
Berry Head is a protected National Nature Reserve located in the southern part of Tor Bay. It's one of the gateways to that natural and cultural wonder of South Devon, the English Riviera Global Geopark, and is a heritage site acclaimed internationally for its conservation work. You can't stay at a South Devon hotel without seeing it, and once you do you'll be back for more! Berry Head is home to a fascinating variety of wildlife and there are also many other impressive attractions. These include fortifications that date back to the Napoleonic Wars, recently restored to all their glory. Enjoy panoramic views across the Bay area and dine on local fresh food at the Guardhouse Café.
Out and About at Berry Head from Devon Hotels
It's easy to get to Berry Head by public transport or under your own steam, and once there you should make the new Visitor Centre your first point of call, to find out more about the area and get your bearings. The recently restored fortress formed part of the sea defences against an expected invasion by the French two centuries ago, but now it’s good for taking a walk and admiring the views across Tor Bay. If you're an enthusiast of outdoor activities, there are excellent rock climbing opportunities nearby, along with kayaking and other water sports on the river, so the place is packed with a variety of things to see and do. Pick up a leaflet at your Devon hotel and you'll soon find yourself in a place that combines history, wildlife and outdoor fun in one exuberant package.