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Barricane Beach, Mortehoe

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Rolling hills and rocky, jagged cliffs rise out of the sea and sand at Barricane Beach. Visitors come from all over for the wispy rock formations, and they stay for the shell collecting. Also known as Combesgate Beach, this site boasts many exotic seashells like cowries, which often travel from as far as the Caribbean Islands. The beach is best at low tide, when there are plenty of rock pools for exploring. Though there are no lifeguards here, it is still popular among surfers and swimmers. At high tide the beach becomes inaccessible, transforming into a natural rock pool. Amenities include a quaint cafe right on the sand that dishes up classic favorites like curry. Using our online itinerary creator, Woolacombe attractions like Barricane Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We went here twice during our holiday. Good points are the evening curry on the beach (very tasty) and rock pooling (plenty of pools to search in.) Bad points is that it gets very overcrowded and park...  more »
  • This is one of the nicest beaches along this coast. It is accessible via a steep path (with a handrail). The beach itself is covered in shells so can be quite sharp on the feet. Plenty of rock climbin...  more »
  • The beach is nice the curry tasty. Not as hot as I'd expected from a Sri Lankan curry, but good flavours all the same. We will go back.  more »

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From grand, high-end hotels with sea views and balcony dining areas, to smaller family-run guesthouses with pleasant rooms, the accommodations here never stray too far from the beach. Pubs with bed and breakfasts attached upstairs offer welcoming, warm rooms on the country roads that lead out of town. For more budget-friendly accommodations, consider staying at one of the campsites, located in the vast North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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