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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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  • August 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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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