Marsland Mouth has the distinction of being a beach right on the border of Cornwall and Devon. As you walk along the coastpath the land to the south of the small footbridge is clearly marked Kernow - Cornwall. Its nearest neighbour is Welcombe Mouth to the north.
Welcombe and Marsland is a large (206 hectare) reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest on the northern border of Devon and Cornwall:
'The entire reserve was purchased in small sections by Mr Christopher Cadbury in the 1960’s. The site was gifted to the Royal Society for Nature Conservation who managed the site until 1997 when it was taken on by the Devon Wildlife Trust, with assistance from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The ownership of the site has now been transferred (1st July 2004) to Devon Wildlife Trust'.
'Occupying two adjacent valleys and extending several kilometres inland from the coastline this is a very diverse nature reserve. It contains wooded steep sided valleys, along with maritime heath and grassland meadows, bracken-covered slopes as well as small streams and ponds'.
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Flora and Fauna
OS Explorer Map 126: Clovelly & Hartland
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.
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: