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North Devon & Somerset coasts

Mostly north coast..and a bit just over the Somerset border.

Various sections between Sandymouth (just north of Bude) to Morte Point, then a jump to Lynton. This area has become a bit overcrowded with tourists and surfers, but good cliff walking and less crowded beaches at Peppercombe and Northam Burrows. Croyde bay and Woolacombe are very popular surf beaches, but the north end in each case is less crowded.

Sillery sands is sufficiently inaccessible to have only a few people on it

The coast path is somewhat sabotaged by selfish private ownership behind Porlock weir, but worth going along the beach at low tide as far as one can. Just possible to scramble up in places, but not really recommended except for mountain goat emulators
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Sandymouth - main beach
Sandymouth - main beach
Sandymouth - end of the main beach
Sandymouth - end of the main beach
Sandymouth, southwards
Sandymouth, southwards
Broad beach from Hartland Quay
Broad beach from Hartland Quay
southwards from Hartland Quay
southwards from Hartland Quay
Hartland quay
Hartland quay
Hartland point lighthouse
Hartland point lighthouse
Peppercombe sands
Peppercombe sands
Peppercombe beach
Peppercombe beach
fishing at Peppercombe
fishing at Peppercombe
on Peppercombe beach
on Peppercombe beach
Peppercombe towards Westward Ho!
Peppercombe towards Westward Ho!
cottage in Peppercombe valley
cottage in Peppercombe valley
incoming squall
incoming squall
Westward Ho! from coast path to the south
Westward Ho! from coast path to the south
Westward Ho! cliff
Westward Ho! cliff
Torridge estuary from Northam quayside
Torridge estuary from Northam quayside
Barnstaple church - rather hemmed in
Barnstaple church - rather hemmed in
clock and steeple
clock and steeple
another steeple
another steeple
detail of church steeple leadwork
detail of church steeple leadwork
Barnstaple butter market
Barnstaple butter market
Rockham bay and Bull point
Rockham bay and Bull point
and do visit the seals just east of Morte point
and do visit the seals just east of Morte point
Morte Point
Morte Point
tide race off Morte point
tide race off Morte point
rock detail at Morte point
rock detail at Morte point
Woolacombe north beach
Woolacombe north beach
Woolacombe north beach
Woolacombe north beach
Lynton town hall - I would dearly love to know who the architect was if you happen to know
Lynton town hall - I would dearly love to know who the architect was if you happen to know
a chapel in Lynton: another example of the fine early 20th century architecture (a flourish when Warne moved to the town)
a chapel in Lynton: another example of the fine early 20th century architecture (a flourish when Warne moved to the town)
back to Lynton and Lynmouth from Sillery sands
back to Lynton and Lynmouth from Sillery sands
back to Lynmouth from Sillery sands
back to Lynmouth from Sillery sands
Sillery sands with Foreland point and the south Wales coast on the horizon
Sillery sands with Foreland point and the south Wales coast on the horizon
Sillery sands
Sillery sands
Sillery sands
Sillery sands
Sillery sands from Foreland point - vested interest: spent a week rebuilding the path down for the National Trust
Sillery sands from Foreland point - vested interest: spent a week rebuilding the path down for the National Trust
Countisbury church
Countisbury church
keen or suicidal sheep near Foreland point
keen or suicidal sheep near Foreland point
Foreland point light
Foreland point light
Gore point and Hurlstone point (horizon left) from Foreland point
Gore point and Hurlstone point (horizon left) from Foreland point
Gore point and Foreland point (horizon right) from Hurlstone point
Gore point and Foreland point (horizon right) from Hurlstone point
Porlock bay from Hurlstone point
Porlock bay from Hurlstone point
West Porlock - keep walking beyond the point for 'impromptu' swimming
West Porlock - keep walking beyond the point for 'impromptu' swimming