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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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  • Nice little beach here with lovely views. Lots of little rock pools when the tide is out. Beautiful coastline.  more »
  • We visited this beach when we were staying at The Watersmeet Hotel which has access directly down to it. The perfect start to a long walk along Woolacombe Beach to Putsborough for lunch. We returned l...  more »
  • We visited here twice during a recent trip to Woolacombe. The sun was shining and the scenery was beautiful. Lots of beautiful shells, rock formations and rock pools to explore. Wellies or bare feet a...  more »
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