Barricane Beach, Woolacombe, Devon

Stroll out from the main beach at Woolacombe on the North Devon Coast and you’ll come to Barricane Beach, a small cove tucked away between the cliffs. At high tide the sea comes in and forms a natural saltwater pool but at low tide you can spend a few hours here on the sandy beach where there are tiny shells and sea glass to find, and rockpools to explore.

Surfers like to hang out at Barricane Beach, soaking up the rays and getting out on their boards to catch the waves. In the summer they add to the laid back vibe when the Barricane Beach Café opens up, especially on their Sri Lankan curry nights. You should be a part of it; take a bottle of wine or some ice-cold beers to wash down your curry, then watch the sunset reflected in the waters. You see, the simplest pleasures are often the best.

Dogs are welcome on the beach all year, but must be kept on a lead between May and September.

All information correct at the time of writing

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