Barricane Bay, North Devon
Having spent many of my childhood Summer holidays by the English seaside, lots of my earliest memories are of me wrapped up in a striped snuggly sipping hot chocolate in an attempt to warm up so going back to Devon or Cornwall, is something I am hugely fond of. I've been going on and off for the past ten plus years or so and I've grown to love every corner of the coast from the mile long white sandy bays to the tiny rocky coves all the way from the North to South.
My Mum, Sister and I booked a mid-week mini break this week to North Devon for some much needed relaxation, Aperol, pub food and sand and discovered the most beautiful cove between Croyde and Woolacombe; Barricane Bay. I thought I'd share the photos from the day which perfectly encapsulate the beauty of Barricane from it's bright blue waters, rock pools, crushed shell sand and breathtaking views.
A tiny spot nestled the other side of Woolacombe's 3 miles of golden sand, Barricane Bay is famously made up of shell particles that have travelled all the way from the Caribbean and it is everything you expect from a hidden cove in Croatia or a Spanish island; crystal clear turquoise waters, white rocky cliffs and many a rock/rock pool to explore, only it's nestled on the coast of Devon. Along-side it being a fabulous place to sunbathe, swim and read whether it's rain or shine, the Barricane Bay beach cafe that serves sandwiches, ice-cream, cake and hot/cold drinks in the day transforms into a Sri Lankan restaurant and take away at night where you can enjoy curry and wine on the beach watching the sunset. What better a way to spend a Summers evening.