Set on the edge of the village of Lee, overlooking the bay, with sea to the front and beautiful National Trust land to the back, through which runs the much-acclaimed North Devon Coast Path.
Much loved by the locals for its rock pools, which house a large array of wildlife from anemones to crabs and fish. At low tide, the gently sloping sandy beach is excellent foar paddling and swimming. If you want to explore, follow the old smugglers’ path around the base of Damage Hue to Sandy Cove, a steeply sloping beach that is excellent for snorkeling, especially in the summer months when the sea turns a clear turquoise. All sorts of fish can be seen swimming in the kelp beds in the slightly deeper water. You can also explore further along the beach in either direction, although in this case it is important to keep an eye on the tide.
The Coast Path
A rewarding, if sometimes strenuous footpath that you can follow all the way to the award-winning two-mile long Woolacombe beach and on to other fine surfing beaches. There are also several circular walks you can take, which are less demanding.
Our Lovely Pub
The Grampus Inn, which serves excellent locally sourced fresh food and a selection of traditional and local ales and lagers. There is a beer garden and cosy log fire inside the pub to suit every type of weather. Live music is played every Friday and other events take place during the year.
Victorian Town of Ilfracombe
If you take the other direction along the coast you will find the Victorian town of Ilfracombe. It features a delightful harbour and a wide selection of shops and restaurants, and it has a theatre and cinema. To visit a farmers’ market or find a wider selection of shops, Barnstaple is only 30 minutes away by car.