Barricane Beach

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Created By Elizabeth Harris for Outdoor Swimming Society

At high tide, Barricane Beach is an excellent place to escape the waves and have a swim in relatively peaceful, deep water within the rocky cove. The beach slopes quite sharply down so the water gets deep quickly and there are opportunities for careful jumping or swimming down rocky channels (for the braver types).

Combesgate Beach joins with Barricane Beach at low tide and it's possible to explore and swim in some fabulous rock pools and gullies especially at the far northernmost corner. It is one of the few beaches I know in North Devon where you don't feel like you have to walk for miles to get a swim at low tide and the rollers can be fantastic for messing around in the waves when the tide turns.


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