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Woolacombe - Barricane Bay Beach

Woolacombe, Devon

An attractive golden sand and shingle beach set in a bay, half a mile from the main Woolacombe beach. Great for rock pooling, popular among surfers, with a good coastal walk toward Morthoe and recommended accomodation at the Waters Meet hotel on the headland.

Weather and Tides


20 July 2017

Light Rain

Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed18mph
UV Risk6
Sunset21:21 BST


21 July 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed15mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:26 BST
Sunset21:20 BST


22 July 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed15mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:27 BST
Sunset21:19 BST


High tide: 03:27 BST
(02:27 20 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:37 BST
(08:37 20 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:02 BST
(15:02 20 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:14 BST
(21:14 20 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 04:37 BST
(03:37 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:44 BST
(09:44 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:06 BST
(16:06 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:18 BST
(22:18 21 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 05:39 BST
(04:39 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:44 BST
(10:44 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:03 BST
(17:03 22 July 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Ilfracombe) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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