Hey! This post is mainly an excuse to share some pictures of my recent trip to Woolacombe Bay – it’s such a lovely place… you can’t beat the seaside (and it’s made me quite want to live by the sea, but that’s another story).
Woolacombe has a wide, sandy beach and gorgeous curved bay – it’s always full of surfers and body boarders, and people doing more sedate forms of exercise, like me! (dog walking)
This is the graveyard at Mortehoe, around the coast from Woolacombe. Not a bad place to spend your eternal rest! I would LOVE to see a thunderstorm from up here (while indoors of course!).
This is the harbour at Lynmouth, a town I learned about extensively in high school geography class! Maybe you did too? Lynmouth was the site of devastating floods in 1952 when a high tide and a summer storm combined and the river broke its banks, sweeping away homes and people. There’s a free flood museum and model village in the town where you can learn more about the disaster.
Pirate themed crazy golf at Woolacome – So. Much. Fun! (I have never won)
Woolacombe sees some gorgeous sunsets – you can just see Lundy Island here.
In Woolacombe, you’re a short journey (20 miles) from Exmoor National Park.
This is Lynmouth again, along the river which is now given much more room to flood… it’s a gorgeous, picturesque town full of interesting shops (including one selling Christmas ornaments year round!). Oh and many tearooms and ice cream parlours!
Enough sunsets, let’s talk cream teas! Staggeringly, and horrifyingly, bad cream teas are everywhere in Devon/Cornwall. FYI – my criteria for bad = scones that are not homemade. Oh, and clotted cream stinginess is a pretty big issue too!
I won’t moan about how ridiculous it is that anywhere selling a cream tea would serve a non homemade scone, or how easy scones are to make, or how few ingredients they have… let’s just focus on the positive!
In Mortehoe, just a couple of minutes drive from Woolacombe, is the amazing Miss Fea’s Cafe, where the scones are homemade. And insanely delicious (and so are the other cakes – I also tried their carrot cake and millionaire’s shortbread – on different days, I swear!). And very reasonably priced! Definitely head there if you’re ever in the Woolacombe area.
Q – have you ever visited Woolacombe or Devon?