Sands. Here surfers are out all the year riding the breakers
of the Atlantic Ocean. Watched over by lifeguards, bathing
and swimming is safe between the flags. Avoid swimming at
low tide and near the few rocks toward the north of Woolacombe
than two miles of sand are perfect for sandcastles and walks.
All that you can need in refreshment is available at the Beachcomber
café at the north end of the beach.
The famous shell beach tucked in between the rocks, between
Woolacombe and Mortehoe. Famous for cowries and other exotic
sea shells brought in on the Gulf Stream. Safe for bathing
and swimming, with rock pools to explore and more traditional
sand at low tide.
Apparently named after a cargo of pigs that was wrecked here
in the depths of history. Grunta is a sun trap beach beneath
Morte Point. A place to relax with peace and quiet.
Mortehoe Lighthouse. With Lundy Island to the west and
Hangman to the east. The Lighthouse at Morte Point, by Mortehoe
was originally built in the 1870's. Though rebuilt further
inland after a landslip into the sea in in the 1970's.
Warrens and Downs. From the top of woolacombe beach are
the sand dunes and behind them the warrens. Where hang-gliders
launch on fine weather days. American troops practised for
D-day on Woolacombe Sands. The walk is gentle yet very scenic.
Hill. With its cairn on top offers stunning and far reaching
views from Morte and Baggy points and on to Hartland point.
Offering an almost aerial view of Woolacombe, the view is
well worth the climb. Bear in mind it is a relatively steep
and long climb.
Island. An enigmatic feature on the Woolacombe horizon.
A place of natural beauty, with the skies full of birds. Famous
for its pirate haunts, Lundy offers it's own special postage
stamps, Medieval Castle, Puffins, Lighthouses. Lundy Island
is a trip worth taking if you are in North Devon on Holiday.