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Coombesgate beach, Devon

Also written as Combesgate, this beach consists of fine golden sand and is located just to the north of Woolacombe on the North Devon coast.

Popular with families and surfers, Combesgate Beach lies immediately north of Barricane Beach and is accessed from the road via some steps. The beach faces west and can be at the mercy of storms rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean. It is sheltered from the north by Morte Point.

Parking can be a problem although the odd space may be available along the side of the road if you arrive early enough.

There is a shop and cafe in nearby Barricane.

There is a varied selection of accommodation available in the area with a style to fit all tastes and a price to suit most pockets. The majestic Morte Point and the 12th Century church of St Mary Magdalene at Mortehoe are well worth a visit if staying nearby.


 Sandy beach

 Good Surfing

 Family friendly

OS Explorer Map 139: Bideford, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple

OS Explorer Map 139: Bideford, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Woolacombe, Braunton, Ilfracombe and Northam.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:



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Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Mortehoe, Ilfracombe, Braunton and Combe Martin.

Nearby Attractions




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