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Woolacombe Beach

Woolacombe Beach

1.48km from Barricane Beach

Woolacombe is one of the finest beaches in the West Country, and it is easy to see why it has won numerous awards. Located on Devon’s north coast, between Croyde and Ilfracombe, the 3-mile sandy beach is popular with surfers and families looking for a traditional seaside experience. It is popular for kayaking, walking, swimming and kitesurfing as well as surfing.

Ilfracombe Harbour

Ilfracombe Harbour

7.87km from Barricane Beach

Ilfracombe is the largest harbour on the North Devon coast and has been in existence as a port for several centuries. Today the predominant use is for leisure and tourism but this is still a working harbor with fish and seafood landed daily.

The Ilfracombe Aquarium

The Ilfracombe Aquarium

7.92km from Barricane Beach

Ilfracombe Aquarium is an award-winning, all-weather, educational, family attraction located in the Old Lifeboat House alongside Ilfracombe's picturesque and historic harbour. It has a collection of living exhibits displaying over 75 species. They provide a unique and fascinating zoned journey of discovery from the source of an Exmoor stream to sea and beyond.

Verity

Verity

8.02km from Barricane Beach

A 66-foot stainless steel and bronze sculpture named Verity is an allegorical statue of a giant pregnant woman representing justice and truth.It was created by world-famous artist Damien Hirst, who stands on the pier at the entrance to the harbour looking out over the Bristol Channel towards South Wales. The name of the piece refers to "truth" and Hirst describes his work as a "modern allegory of truth and justice".

Chambercombe Manor

Chambercombe Manor

8.21km from Barricane Beach

Chambercombe Manor is a Norman manor owned by the Champernon family from around 1162. In the early 16th century it became the property of Henry Duke of Suffolk father of the ill fated Lady Jane Grey. Elizabethan furniture shares the interior with later Victorian decor. Lady Jane Grey is known to have visited the house. It was one of the iconic attraction and a worth visit.

Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands

9.42km from Barricane Beach

Saunton Sands is a long straight sandy beach backed by the impressive Braunton Burrows a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This is a popular beach with surfers and families due to the long stretch of water perfect for swimmers and surfers. It is part of the Taw-Torridge estuary Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is at the centre of the UNESCO-designated North Devon's Biosphere Reserve, where Braunton Burrows lies at the heart.

Watermouth Castle

Watermouth Castle

10.8km from Barricane Beach

Watermouth Castle is a building in Watermouth, near Ilfracombe, North Devon, England, designed by George Wightwick as a residence for the Bassett family in the mid-19th century and is not a true castle but a country house built to resemble one. It has been designated as a Grade II* listed building. It houses a beautiful collection of Victorian antiques centered on domestic tools and amusement machines, a family theme park and holiday apartments.

Braunton Burrows

Braunton Burrows

10.91km from Barricane Beach

Braunton Burrows, is one of the largest sand dune systems in the British Isles. At the heart of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. it is a UNESCO designated Biosphere reserve. The core area comprises an active dune system with geomorphological and successional processes. Other habitats include a rocky foreshore, mud and sand flats, saltmarshes of various types. It is home to an abundance of flowers, plants and wildlife.

Aspen Cottage

Aspen Cottage

13.3km from Barricane Beach

This traditional Lakeland stone cottage perfectly combines the charm of a character property with the comfort of modern facilities. With spacious accommodation over three floors offering five bedrooms and three bathrooms, this delightful property really does tick all the right boxes for families and groups of friends looking for central accommodation.

Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

14.61km from Barricane Beach

A family-run park with a genuine passion for encouraging respect for animals and the natural world around them. Home to an abundance of exotic and indigenous wildlife and the very latest in Dinosaur animatronics. You can meet the wonderful Meerkats, Primates, Reptiles, Lions, Sea Lions and the largest pack of Hudson Bay Wolves in the UK.

Tapeley

Tapeley

15.21km from Barricane Beach

The Tapeley Park grounds are renowned for their beautiful gardens, particularly the Italian terraces, and include a lake, ponds, old woodland, and a number of fields where Hector’s herd of Highland cattle graze. It sits high on a hill overlooking the River Torridge and the North Devon coastline. Home to the Christie family for two centuries. They are open to the public on a regular basis and feature Italianate terraces, a working kitchen garden, and a permaculture garden.

Arlington Court

Arlington Court

16.37km from Barricane Beach

Arlington Court is a neoclassical style country house built 1820-23, situated in the parish of Arlington, next to the parish church of St James, 5 1/4 miles NE of Barnstaple, North Devon, England. Today, the house, together with the Chichester family's collection of antique furniture and an eclectic collection of family memorabilia, is fully open to the public.

The BIG Sheep

The BIG Sheep

17.88km from Barricane Beach

The BIG Sheep is North Devon’s most popular family attraction, with some of the best rides, shows, and all-weather entertainment in the area. This multi-award-winning family attraction is guaranteed to be the highlight of your holiday, with hilarious shows, including the world-famous Sheep Racing, great rides, including the South West’s largest family rollercoaster.

Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor Zoo

20.33km from Barricane Beach

Exmoor Zoo is different, neither a wildlife park or a city zoo, but a more friendly and contact orientated zoo that has grown into the North Devon countryside. Exmoor Zoo cares for 175 species of animals, birds and reptiles. Many extremely rare captive species are exhibited such as singing dogs, fanaloka, rusty-spotted cats, and yellow-throated martens.

River Heddon

River Heddon

20.51km from Barricane Beach

The River Heddon is a river in Devon, in the south of England. Running along the western edges of Exmoor, the river reaches the North Devon coast at Heddon's Mouth. It was renowned for its natural environment, with bridges and stepping stones along the river, meadows, and walks that start from the National Trust shop.

Heddon's Mouth

Heddon's Mouth

20.7km from Barricane Beach

Heddon's Mouth is the rocky cove Set on the rugged North Devon coast between Combe Martin and Lynton. The beach here is made up of medium-sized rounded rocks, like super-sized pebbles. The river runs down the middle of the beach and to either side cliffs rise up. In previous times it was a popular venue for smugglers but is now a popular destination for ramblers.

The Milky Way Adventure Park

The Milky Way Adventure Park

24.74km from Barricane Beach

With over 110,000 sq feet of indoor fun & acres of outdoor activities, this multi award winning attraction is the biggest all weather, family day out in North Devon. Named Devon's Large Attraction of the year by Visit Devon and #7 in the UK by TripAdvisor in 2016, it’s fun for parents as well as kids, and there are no hidden extras: all rides, shows and play areas are included in the entrance fee.

Valley of Rocks

Valley of Rocks

25.59km from Barricane Beach

This fascinating valley is a U-shaped dry valley that is parallel to the sea. It lies about ½ mile to the west of Lynton. It is a popular tourist destination, noted for its herd of feral goats, and for its landscape and geology.

RHS Garden Rosemoor

RHS Garden Rosemoor

26.9km from Barricane Beach

A beautiful and enchanting garden nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley and home of Tarka the Otter and located within half an hour of Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by woodland, the garden is rich in variety throughout every season and features inspiring planting displays enhanced by the natural beauty of Devon. One of the iconic attractions in this area which attracts a number of tourists.

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway (Top station)

It is the highest and the steepest totally water-powered railway in the world which was opened in 1890. The Cliff Railway connects the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth providing stunning coastal views that will be the highlight of any visit. This working heritage railway is grade II listed, the UK's only fully water-powered railway and one of just three examples left in the World!

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Barricane Beach

Barricane Beach

Barricane Beach, Woolacombe EX34 7DD, UK

A great picturesque cove tucked in between the rocks, famous for cowries and other exotic seashells. It is a great spot for some good old-fashioned rock pooling and its sand is perfect for those who prefer a quiet snooze in the sun. Barricane is a great place for swimmers and surfers alike but high tides restrict its usage.