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Woolacombe - Barricane Bay Beach

Woolacombe, Devon

An attractive golden sand and shingle beach set in a bay, half a mile from the main Woolacombe beach. Great for rock pooling, popular among surfers, with a good coastal walk toward Morthoe and recommended accomodation at the Waters Meet hotel on the headland.

Beach Type





Swimming and surfing

Nature and Wildlife

There are good walks around the headland to Morte Point which is National Trust land.

Water Quality





Dogs are only allowed on part of the beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Woolacombe. Mortehoe & Croyde Tourist Information Centre Dept 8 Hall 70 Beach Road Woolacombe North Devon EX34 7BT Tel: 01271) 870553


Nearest town: Woolacombe
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1774, -4.21343
Postcode: EX34 7DB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Mortehoe, Devon at Explore Britain.


The beach is just beyond the end of the B3343. north west of Barnstaple.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is in Barnstaple. over 12 miles away.

Nearest Railway Stations

Barnstaple (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is parking available by the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Woolacombe Bay, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Barton Road, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Mortehoe, Mortehoe (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Sandy Burrows, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Marine Drive, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Wrinkle Wood, Lee (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Putsborough Sands, Croyde (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Baggy Point, Croyde (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Croyde, Croyde (Long stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Slade Reservoir, Slade (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Woolacombe