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Lee Bay

Lee Bay beach, Devon. Copyright image.
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Lee Bay is a small rocky cove on the North Devon coast roughly halfway between Morte Point and Ilfracombe.

Located just east of Damage Hue Cliff, Lee Bay is relatively sheltered from most storms. The geology here is quite spectacular with the slate cliffs contorted and folded.

The beach is easily accessed and has a mixture of rock, shingle and sand and is backed by a low sea wall. At low water several rock pools are uncovered to entertain the younger members of your group.

The South West Coast Path runs behind the beach on its way west to Damage Hue and Bull Point or east towards Ilfracombe.

It is possible to head east and explore Broadoar Bay and surrounding coves if you wish, but please always be aware of the state of the tide and don't get cut off!

The picturesque village of Lee lies behind the beach within a deep valley with wooded sides and has some interesting shops as well as its only public house, The Grampus Inn with parts of the building dating back to the 14th Century.


 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Dogs permitted

 Easily accessible

 Interesting geology




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, Ilfracombe, Braunton 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.

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