Barricane 'Shell' Beach

Barricane 'Shell' Beach

 

Barricane beach, the next cove along from Woolacombe is famous for the thousands of shells that can be found there among the rook pools. A beautiful shingle beach that all the family can enjoy.

 


Bank Holiday Camping

We visited Warcombe Farm during the August bank holiday weekend. 4 adults and 2 children (5 and 2.5) spread over two large pitches (10.5m x 11.5m) with EHU. This easily accommodated our Diablo 600 and car

The site itself is slightly sloping at the top but seems to level out towards the bottom. The children's play area is well maintained was very popular with the children. There is ample grass area to run around in.

The toilet block is excellent and the showers are large with a storage system to stop your clothes getting wet.

The shop is small and a bit expensive but there is a Spar about 0.5 miles towards Woolacombe and a Tesco in Ilfracombe.

The on-site take-away sell very good home cooked food, not just the usual fried thing and chips, and I would strongly recommend it. There is a pub at the end of the lane which provides a carvery as well as bar food. You can walk to it but you will need to walk down the road as there is no pavement. The walk takes approx 10 minutes.

There is a fishing lake which seemed quite popular although not my sort of thing.

Woolacombe beach is a 5 minute car journey away. Miles and miles of sand, great surf and a stream which kept our kids happy for hours. All day parking is £4 or £5 depending on how close to the beach.

If we visit this area again I would definitely consider staying there again.

G Ravy

Booked this this site due to positive reviews and it didn't disappoint!

Arrived for a long weekend just as the sun came out and it never stopped shining! As you enter the campsite you are greeted with a fabulous view of the Welsh coastline in the distance, this also provides the spectacular sunsets.

The reception staff were friendly and helpful and guided us to our pitch. The pitch was huge with electric hookup close by and backed onto newly planted woodland, bearing in mind that the rain had been continuous for some weeks prior to our arrival the site was draining well with only a few really 'boggy/muddy' areas which the owners had obviously made attempts to remedy. After a couple of days the entire site seemed to have dried out.

The reception shop was well stocked with essentials milk etc. , and a few camping bits - we bought and extra groundsheet and didn't seemed to be over priced. The toilet and shower blocks were fantastic, huge showers big enough to fit the whole family in if need be, with lots of storage space to put your bits and pieces, lots of lovely hot water. Kept clean to a very high standard. Only had to queue once at peak time and that was only for a few minutes- anyway it gives you a chance to chat to your neighbours.

There was a children's' play area which although not massive had enough to keep the 12 and under occupied. What we really liked about this site was that it appeared to be 95% camping and very few caravans, it was full of families which generated a lovely atmosphere.

There are some lovely walks to go on and as I said the views are spectacular. The location is only 5mins drive from Woolacombe bay or you can walk to Rockham bay or Mortehoe

The only criticism (and it is a minor one at that )is that there is still access for campers to return very late at night to their pitch in their cars and we had a few 'wake up calls' from rowdy returnees and slamming car doors.

It is not the campsite for you if you want entertainment and lots to do for older kids on site etc., but if you want some where safe and spotlessly clean with a lovely atmosphere then this is the site for you!

We loved it so much we are returning before the summer is out!

Country Gal