Lee Abbey Bay
Not to be confused with Lee Bay which lies further west roughly halfway between Morte Point and Ilfracombe; Lee Abbey Bay is located just east of Woody Bay on the North Devon coast, near Lynton.
Privately owned by the 'Lee Abbey Christian Community', it is a northwest facing beach set between Crock Point and Woody Bay to the west and Duty Point, Wringcliff Bay and the Valley of the Rocks to the east.
The beach is a mixture of sand, pebbles, and larger boulders. Access to the beach is via a short steep track. The beach offers a great place to relax, just watching the waves. At low water several rock pools are uncovered to entertain the younger members of your group.
If lucky enough to be around as the sun is setting, Lee Abbey Bay is the perfect place to capture stunning sunsets over the water.
Lee Abbey Bay is rarely overcrowded and is a favourite with families. The 280-acre estate has a wide range of facilities and a tea cottage is open from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm between Tuesday and Saturday during the summer season, it offers cream teas, home-made cakes, drinks, ice creams and light lunches.
Lee Abbey Bay is also home to The Beacon Outdoor Activity Centre which offers 'Residential adventure holidays and away days in Devon for schools, youth groups, men, women and children'. Activities include Indoor Climbing, Archery, Bushcraft, Orienteering, A 130m zip wire and more.
There is a seasonal dog ban on the beach between May and September.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✘ Seasonal dog ban
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