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Mortehoe - Rockham Bay Beach

Ilfracombe, Devon

A small secluded bay ith good rockpools. Access is by foot.

Beach Type





Exploring the rockpools

Nature and Wildlife

On the South west coast path. coastal walks offer breathtaking scenery.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

no bins so please take your litter home with you.


No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

TIC. Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre Red Barn cafe Barton Road Woolacombe EX34 7BT Tel: 01271 870553 e-mail:


Nearest town: Ilfracombe
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1919, -4.20698
Postcode: EX34 7EF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Ilfracombe, Devon at Explore Britain.


Access is by foot from the small village of Mortehoe.

Nearest Railway Stations

Barnstaple (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available in Mortehoe.

Nearby Car Parks

Mortehoe, Mortehoe (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Wrinkle Wood, Lee (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Barton Road, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Woolacombe Bay, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Sandy Burrows, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Marine Drive, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Slade Reservoir, Slade (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Putsborough Sands, Croyde (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Brookdale, Ilfracombe (Long stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Palmerston, Ilfracombe (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Ilfracombe