GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sharkham Point Nature Reserve

1 miles (1.5 km)

Enjoy a short circular walk around this delightful coastal nature reserve in Brixham, Devon.
The reserve has a good sized parking area at the end of St Mary's Road in Higher Brixham. From here you can pick up the footpaths to take you to Sharkham Point and along the coastal headland. It's a great viewpoint with nice views down to St Mary's beach and along the coast. The area is fantastic for wildlife watching with ospreys in the skies above and dolphins in the beautiful turquoise waters below.
To extend your walk follow the South West Coast Path north around St Mary's Bay to the splendid Berry Head Country Park. Here you can see a wide variety of coastal plantlife and a large Guillemotcolony.
It's about a 1.5 mile walk from Berry Head to Sharkham Point along the coastal path.

Postcode

TQ5 9FE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Sharkham Point Nature Reserve OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sharkham Point Nature Reserve Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you continue south along the coast path from Brixham you will soon come to the splendid gardens at Coleton Fishacre. The National Trust property includes a 1920s Art Deco house surrounded by well laid out footpaths with coastal views.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.

Photos

Crazing and cracked stone with lichen at Sharkham Point, Brixham - geograph.org.uk - 806790

Crazing and cracked stone with lichen at Sharkham Point. The outcrop of rock shows how exposure to the elements gradually breaks it down. For now, the lichen lives happily on its surface and the whole mass provides a wonderfully contrasting texture and set of colours for the sea and coastline in the background.

Sharkham Point and Southdown Cliff - geograph.org.uk - 413624

Sharkham Point and Southdown Cliff

Southdown Hill from Sharkham Point - geograph.org.uk - 806747

Southdown Hill from Sharkham Point. The South Devon Coast path presents some idyllic views, especially in May when the leaves are fresh and vibrantly green.

Coltsfoot, buttercup, ragged robin at Sharkham Point, Brixham - geograph.org.uk - 806732

Coltsfoot, buttercup, ragged robin in mid May. The sun and rain has produced a riot of growth, predominantly coltsfoot, in the last week in this hill abovethe reserve.

Drifts of daisies enjoy the sunshine on Sharkham Point - geograph.org.uk - 806766

Drifts of daisies enjoy the spring sunshine. The peppering of the short grass with daisies in May is a fine sight with the coastline in the distance on the horizon. Around that spur lies Kingswear and Dartmouth.

Car park at Sharkham Point - geograph.org.uk - 956484

Car park on the western side of the reserve. There is a lower car park just at the end of the tarmac surface, this one is reached up a rough gravelled track. But this one provides easy disabled access to the cliffs.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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