Wild Pear Beach
After completing the testing and steep walk of approximately 2kms you are free to enjoy what is a wonderfully quiet and peaceful little beach. The rocky beach protected from the offshore wind by the cove creating a prefect area for sunbathing. It is a place of beauty and you will find lost in the sound and calming effect of the fresh water running in streams down the slate cliffs at the back of the beach. Due to its natural seclusion the beach is very popular with naturists, you can see the beach from the coastal path above but only from a great distance. It is completely private apart from the daily pass by of "The Queen of Cornwall". This is a pleasure boat that sails from Ilfracombe coming in close to the beach as it passes.
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VenueWild Pear Beach
Combe Martin, North Devon, EX34 0DN
Map reference: SS 578472 Lat: 51.20696 Long: -4.03634
The village can be reached via the A399 from Ilfracombe or the A39 / A399 from the direction of Minehead.
There was a cliff fall in 2001, so access to the beach is dangerous.
The beach can only be reached on foot and the nearest car park is in Combe Martin.
To reach the beach, you need to walk up through the car park behind the Foc'sle Inn at the back of Combe Martin beach. At the top of the car park, follow the signs for the coast path and in the direction of Hangman Hills. The walk to the beach is 1/2 mile in length and quite strenuous - not recommended for anyone elderly or unfit. Also, the path is narrow and, in places, slippery. Good trainers or proper walking shoes are advisable.
A little further on down the path is a gate bearing a sign which reads "Wild Pear Beach. No access due to landslip".