Barricane beach (also known as Combesgate beach) not only offers a picturesque landscape tucked in between the rocks but is famous for cowries and other exotic sea shells.
Barricane beach (also known as Combesgate beach) not only offers a picturesque landscape tucked in between the rocks but is famous for cowries and other exotic sea shells. These shells have travelled off the shore of a Caribbean island thousands of miles across the Atlantic to be dropped in near-perfect condition in this tiny little inlet on the North Devon coast.
This explains the Caribbean origins of the beaches name 'Barricane' and its designation of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Set in a bay half a mile from the main Woolacombe beach Barricane Bay is great for rock pooling and popular among surfers. Despite the lack of lifeguards there are some good coastal walks towards Mortehoe and the water quality is MCS Recommended.
With shops available car parking available near the beach and dogs permitted from October to April and on a lead in May to September; this is a great place for swimmers and surfers alike however the beach is not accessible at high tide when it transforms into a natural pool. Good for shells.
What’s nearby Barricane Beach, Woolacombe
Pickwell Manor is set in a beautiful countryside location within six acres of garden and grounds. The grounds offer glorious views over the surrounding Devon countryside to the nearby coast, less than half a mile away. The Manor is just five minutes’ drive from the golden sands of Putsborough beach and the village of Georgeham with its quaint pubs, village shop and Post Office.
1.77 mile(s) away
This award winning Park is situated next to “Britain’s best beach” voted by Trip Advisor for 2 years running (2015 & 2106). In addition, it has also been voted as “Britain’s Best Holiday Park” in 2015! The family owned Park have a friendly team with fantastic entertainment day and night, excellent facilities and all-weather activities for everyone. There is a superb selection of caravan holiday homes, apartments, villas and lodges plus all-weather camping and touring pitches. There is also a state-of-the-art surfing simulator, high ropes course, climbing wall and so much more!
1.34 mile(s) away
Old world 17thC farmhouse in secluded situation only 0.75 mile from superb sands. Own produce. Good home-cooking. Directional map sent.
2.65 mile(s) away
Open all year round offering quality accommodation and friendly service in the heart of Ilfracombe. The Carlton is independently owned and managed, ideally located for your leisure or business in North Devon, and offers great value packages to all travellers. Benefitting from recent investment in public areas and bedrooms.
4.23 mile(s) away
Luxury B & B and two self-catering cottages. Large garden, play area, terraces, games room and plenty of private parking.
2.49 mile(s) away
Beautifully situated on the banks of the River Torridge Bideford, North Devon, Yeoldon House Hotel boasts glorious views of the river and is a perfect wedding venue here in North Devon
9.59 mile(s) away
Sunset Beach is bright 4 bedroom property, with two large doubles, and two twins, sleeping 8 in total. The property is perfectly located only a short walk across the dunes to the beach and a stroll into Croyde.
3.21 mile(s) away
Spend your Summer at Surfer’s Paradise Croyde Bay Campsite. With pitches just behind the dunes at Croyde Bay for as little as £12 per night, you can book a spot for your tent or campervan, and roll out of your sleeping bag onto the beach as soon as the surf’s up every morning.
3.08 mile(s) away
Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel is a beautiful Manor House in North Devon, set in 44 acres of landscaped gardens and countryside, within minutes of secluded coves and many fine, sandy beaches such as Woolacombe Bay.
2.43 mile(s) away
Rock Haven is at the heart of the pretty village of Braunton and close to some of north Devon's most famous sandy beaches. With stunning period features and a warm welcome for everyone, whether 2 legged or 4, Rock Haven will make the perfect getaway. With a homemade cream tea on arrival, your holiday has begun…
4.73 mile(s) away
Easewell Farm is a haven of peace and tranquillity with unforgettable views over the surrounding countryside and coastline. Ideally placed for exploring the scenic South West Coastal Path which runs through the Park, it is also nestled amidst glorious National Parkland and close to “Britain’s best beach”. Woolacombe beach has been voted the best beach in Britain by TripAdvisor in 2015 and 2016. Most of the Park is dedicated to camping and touring with all-weather basic and electric pitches plus super pitches with hook-up, TV aerial, water supply, drainage and nightlight. There are heated shower blocks with big private showers, washing up areas and launderettes. For those without a tent or tourer Easewell Farm also has a luxury caravan Holiday Home and two farmhouses with pretty views.
1.07 mile(s) away
Visit Hele Valley and experience the peace and tranquility of this Natural Holiday Park offering luxury cottages superb lodges stylish caravans and camping.
4.97 mile(s) away
Award-winning Victorian Guest house with stunning views of Ilfracombe harbour. Furnished to a high standard throughout with an elegant guest lounge and dining room and a cosy well-stocked bar.
4.70 mile(s) away
The Poplars, a luxury bed and breakfast in Barnstaple giving guests the perfect balance of the town with its bustling pannier markets and the quiet leafy atmosphere of a more rural setting.
9.97 mile(s) away
Converted barn meeting room available for groups ideally staying in our cottages. Fitted with cosy wood burner and kitchen. Suitable for art photography sharing talks etc.etc.
2.10 mile(s) away
Croyde Bay is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes and situated in a small bay on the North Devon Coast.
2.93 mile(s) away
The valley that time forgot. A subtropical paradise with an abundance of birds and animals and animatronics dinosaurs so real they're alive!
8.75 mile(s) away
Paint your own pottery studio. Fun for all ages... Create the perfect holiday souvenir!
0.75 mile(s) away
Three miles of golden sands stretching north towards Woolacombe and Morte Point and south towards Baggy Point make up Putsborough.
2.00 mile(s) away
Offering a large selection of land and water-based adventurous activities for all ages and abilities. Skern Lodge has been operating for over 30 years.
8.20 mile(s) away
After completing the testing and steep walk of approximately 2kms you are free to enjoy what is a wonderfully quiet and peaceful little beach.
7.63 mile(s) away
The NEW Woolacombe Bay Cinema... Watch the latest film releases in comfortable air conditioned seating.
0.46 mile(s) away
Visit our brand new premises in Ilfracombe - free tasters available instore alongside locally sourced citrus gifts, we even have marmalade ice-cream!
4.23 mile(s) away
Book a jump session and experience 8 adrenalin filled activities, free style across a sea of wall to wall interconnected trampolines and bounce high to the latest tunes, Practice your tricks all with a super soft landing in our airbag. Perfect your flips on our dual tumble tracks. Gymnasts will enjoy the thrill of our full size olympic style performance trampolines. Why not check out our birthday party packages as we love to throw a party at Air Extreme. Our extreme jump sessions are suitable from age 5 upwards. We also have dedicated sessions for toddlers and a mixed age groups.
9.07 mile(s) away
Cycle up to 21 miles of level, scenic, traffic-free cycle track with extensive range of over 130 cycles.
9.13 mile(s) away
Combe Martin Farmers Market is held on the third Saturday of the month at Combe Martin Village Hall between 9.30am and 12pm.
7.96 mile(s) away
This ancient cove was a popular bay for smugglers.
4.46 mile(s) away
‘Paint it Yourself’ Ceramic Studio... Fun for all ages!
1.34 mile(s) away
Westward Ho! is a beach geared up to cater for every tourist's needs. With seaside shops toilets and a range of food outlets Westward Ho! is a popular family beach.
7.98 mile(s) away
18 Hole Adventure Golf with Family attractions.
0.05 mile(s) away
Paul and Charlotte would like to welcome you to The Fremington Quay Cafe.
7.35 mile(s) away
You can dine in our restaurant, at the bar or on the patio whilst enjoying the magnificent views across Woolacombe Bay. The bar is well stocked with beers, wines and spirits from around the world, and local 'Cask Marque' approved real ales.
0.14 mile(s) away
Situated in the pretty North Devon coastal village of Combe Martin and over 400 years old, Ye Olde George and Dragon has a family friendly atmosphere.
8.03 mile(s) away
Catering for families to surfers - probably the best traditional breakfast, lunch, cream tea and early suppers around. Hot Meals and snacks all day, every day throughout the summer.
0.10 mile(s) away
SQ Bar and Restaurant is located in the heart of Braunton, North Devon. Set in a former Gas Showroom and most recently a bank, the building has been transformed into a contemporary and stylish bar, restaurant and roof terrace.
4.84 mile(s) away
At the Kings Arms, we work hard to create a warm, friendly, comfortable place to allow yourself to relax and be looked after........
2.46 mile(s) away
This 17th Century Inn boasts five cask marque real ales, an extensive wine list and fantastic fresh food cooked with passion and flair served in either of our cosy fireside bars or bright and airy conservatory.
2.42 mile(s) away
Tyme Restaurant is set within the beautiful 17th Century Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel which lies in 44 acres of landscaped gardens and beautiful North Devon countryside.
2.47 mile(s) away
Award Winning Tearooms located next to working 16th century watermill, serving Traditional Devon Cream Teas and cakes with flour from the mill. Free entry to mill. Tea garden. Child and dog friendly. CASH ONLY - sorry, no card facilities
5.16 mile(s) away
Originally named the ‘Wimpy Bar’ in 1954, Wimpy UK began at the Lyon’s Corner House in Coventry Street, London.
8.92 mile(s) away
A pioneering restaurant on the North Devon Coast. Best Restaurant in North Devon 2011, Best Restaurant in Devon 2012 and again in 2013, Gold Medal in Taste of the West Awards, Best Fine Dining Restaurant Devon Life Awards 2014. The restaurant is also listed in the Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland. Seasonal, local produce, delivered through a creative tasting style menu, reflecting our immediate environment. Guests dine at the Chefs Counter directly in front of the open kitchen.
0.09 mile(s) away
Cafe, Delicatessen, Grocery, Local Specialities, Wine. North Devon's largest stockist of local, homemade & regional produce.
8.47 mile(s) away
A family run, 17th Century Inn serving home cooked, traditional dishes and local ales in a relaxed atmosphere.
1.34 mile(s) away
Tea on the Green is an intimate family run tea room located in Westward Ho! North Devon. All our cakes are homemade right here on the premises and there are always gluten wheat and lactose free options available.
9.22 mile(s) away
The perfect setting for a relaxed tapas meal with someone special or for friends out to enjoy the buzz of our fashionable bar. Set in the heart of Barnstaple Chris & Wanda have brought the warmth and passion of the Mediterranean to Devon.
9.04 mile(s) away