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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. Put Barricane Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Woolacombe itinerary maker.
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  • What a find. Between the hours of 5 and 7 in summer you can purchase a great curry from a converted container, served on china plates, cheerfully collected once you've finished. Child and adult portio...  more »
  • Lovely little sheltered beach a short walk along from Woolacombe beach. It is made up of broken shells and lots of little pretty shells can be found. The walk down is quite a steep slope with a rail a...  more »
  • Very picturesque beach in woolacombe. Great for shells and rock pools. Different alternative to the wide open Sands of woolacombe beach.