One of the most popular beaches in North Devon, for surfers and holidaymakers alike, and no wonder – spread behind the sand dunes is this splendid deep beach enclosed within headlands. Lifeguards patrol daily from May to September – rips are bad at low tide – and stake out the safest swimming areas. The closest car park is off Moor Lane. Be warned, this is not a quiet hideaway and attracts quite a crowd through all of summer, but if your focus is getting out into the waves it remains a top choice.
Went here on a surfing/camping trip with a group of 9 friends. We had a fab time. Surf board hire is about £10 a day with a £50 deposit- we just gave them our cards- sorted!
The town is very very small- and considering this, there are LOTS of people. We went the last week of august- expecting it to be slightly less busy as people headed home for schools starting etc, but it was still very busy. But there were very good waves- especially for beginners like 7 out of the 9 of us! we didn't try the surf schools, as my friend surfs a lot so taught us. We will deffo be going back at some point.
One tip- don't try and take any kind of HGV or big campervan down that way- the roads are very narrow and at some points single track. Even my small peugeot didn't like some of these roads XD
This is a lush place, but it is heaving over the summer months (understandably). When the tide is out the sand seems to go on for miles, creating plentiful sea puddles and those wormy sand-squiggles that kids love to squish with their bare feet.
The 'town' itself is small but buy any pasty from anywhere and your tastebuds will be in heaven.
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