Sheep grazing on Morte Point

Sheep grazing on Morte Point

 

The Southwest Coast path running from Lee to Morte Point and on to Woolacombe, you should be prepared for a roller-coaster of a walk in places and to have your breath stolen away in others just by the views.

In a few sections there are strenuous flights of steps leading in and out of the valleys on the way, as you make your way towards the lighthouse at Bull Point. The path is well signposted. At the beach at Rockham Bay, though there a few steep steps down to the beach, you can spend a little time cooling your feet when the tide is right. From here the coast path runs along the ancient slate bedded and jagged ridge towards Morte Point.

Head back inland to take the opportunity to explore Mortehoe, a pretty place with places to eat, Mortehoe is just slightly inland from the coast path. All perfect for a Devon walking holiday.

 


An excellent site!. All previous reviews about new shower / toilet block are spot on!. The wardens went about their routine business and didn't seem to bother anyone, but, were extremely helpful if approached!.

The dog walking area is immense! and leads onto some very nice public footpaths down to the coast, fully planted with new trees - the previous report regarding 'losing your dog' is now out of date. Usual problems exist with this field however, namely that some dog owners do not, or will not, 'clear up'.

The only downside of the week for us was that although the site has an area for late caravan arrivals, we found a family pitching a tent directly opposite us at 11. 30pm onwards!, headlights on, doors slamming, kids running amok etc, etc. with little regard for anybody else. All in all though, an excellent site.

Local facilities though are not so good - you often have to stand in a queue to get a beer in the nearest pub and the fish and chip shop in Mortehoe is nothing short of a disorganised rip off!.

Andy Morris

Beautiful surroundings

Lovely campsite tucked away in the Devonshire countryside. Mortehoe is a 30 min walk along unpaved roads with no street lighting, which made for a tricky evening walk, but taxis easily available.

Lovely pubs in Mortehoe, with good food at reasonable prices. Nearby Lynton and Lynmouth are a revelation. The cliff railway worth a ride and some lovely little shops, just ripe for a potter. Cream teas are widely available and we took advantage as often as we could.

Stunning coastline and some lovely beaches. The only issue we had with the campsite was that not all pitches were level. However, the fact that fresh pastries were delivered every morning and Captain Hooks takeaway was available for lovely bacon baguettes made up for this.

There us a fantastic dog walking area, and as rightly bragged about on the camp website, the amenities are excellent. Warm, clean and tidy building. Spacious, fabulous showers. We would definitely visit again.

Taffy