North-facing Woody Bay lies on the North Devon coast approximately halfway between Heddon's Mouth and Lynmouth along the Exmoor Heritage Coast.
The beach is breathtaking in more ways than one, not least because of the steep mile long walk from the car park but is well worthwhile once you get there.
Rarely crowded, the beach is incredibly beautiful and has a waterfall, an old lime kiln and some excellent rock pools. it consists of a mixture of rocks and shingle with some sand.
The eastern end of the beach is worth a visit but intrepid explorers must take care on the wet rocks and be very aware of the state of the tide so as to not get cut off.
No facilities. Car parking is available at the back of the hamlet almost a mile (1.3 km.) away.
Dogs are permitted all year round and due to its relative seclusion the beach is an excellent place to spot wildlife. Please see the Devon Wildlife Trust website for more information.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Interesting geology
OS Explorer Map OL9: Exmoor
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
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