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Barricane Beach, Mortehoe

#3 of 6 in Parks in Woolacombe
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Lovely place to look for shells, listen to the sea and if the tide is coming in have asafe swim whilstyour other half sits with the bags  more »
  • As children we used to sit with our mom and dad on this cracking beach and sift through the sand to find the most exquisite tiny shells - still do it to this day. Love it.  more »
  • Lovely little beach cove does get little crowed but socially distanced and dog friendly
  • Don't miss the curry on the beach served in the evenings!
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