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Lee Bay is a small rocky cove on the North Devon coast roughly halfway between Morte Point and Ilfracombe.
Located just east of Damage Hue Cliff, Lee Bay is relatively sheltered from most storms. The geology here is quite spectacular with the slate cliffs contorted and folded.
The beach is easily accessed and has a mixture of rock, shingle and sand and is backed by a low sea wall. At low water several rock pools are uncovered to entertain the younger members of your group.
The South West Coast Path runs behind the beach on its way west to Damage Hue and Bull Point or east towards Ilfracombe.
It is possible to head east and explore Broadoar Bay and surrounding coves if you wish, but please always be aware of the state of the tide and don't get cut off!
The picturesque village of Lee lies behind the beach within a deep valley with wooded sides and has some interesting shops as well as its only public house, The Grampus Inn with parts of the building dating back to the 14th Century.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Interesting geology
OS Explorer Map 139: Bideford, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: