Combe Martin Beach, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park

Combe Martin Beach, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park

Deep low tide sand, stone and rock beach

Combe Martin is said to have the longest main street in England. At the bottom of this street is a deep low tide sand, stone and rock beach super popular with families and people who enjoy watersports. The setting is Combe Martin Bay is magnificent.

 

Location of Combe Martin Beach

We’ve positioned Combe Martin Beach on Google maps. Zoom in on the ‘Satellite’ setting to see its location.

 

Directions to, and parking at, Combe Martin Beach

Drive the A399 to Combe Martin. The beach is at the bottom of the village. There’s a car park behind the beach (Kiln Car Park on Google maps).

 

Combe Martin Beach

Combe Martin Beach is located in a magnificent arc of wooded coastline at Combe Martin Bay. At low tide, a deep sand, stone and rock beach is revealed. Sheltered by the coastline, the beach is super popular with families. You’ll also see lots of people enjoying watersports such as sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.

There’s a raised walkway on the eastern side of the beach which provides easy access to rock pools. The walkway is visible on Google’s satellite imagery.

The Foc’s’le Inn and various cafes and bars overlook the beach.

The smaller Combe Martin Newbury Beach is on the west side of Combe Martin Beach. This shingle and rock beach shelters below sea walls and cliffs.

Note that you can explore the Combe Martin Bay coastline at low tide but the Bristol Channel has the second highest tidal range in the world so don’t get cut off. Always check tide times.

'Until the end of the 19th century, the harbour used to be filled with coastal vessels. Most of the roads were little more than dirt tracks, so the majority of the area's goods had to be transported by sea. Horses and carts and pack ponies were used to carry goods from the ships beached in the harbour. Mining for silver was once very important here and evidence of silver mines, and also limekilns, can be seen.' (Source: information board in the village)

 

Beaches near Combe Martin Beach

Beaches on the coastline east of Combe Martin Beach:

Wild Pear Beach

Heddon’s Mouth Beach

Woody Bay Beach

Lee Abbey Bay Beach

Wringcliff Bay Beach

Lynmouth Western Beach

Lynmouth Eastern Beach

Sillery Sands (Beach)

Porlock Beach

Bossington Beach

Minehead Beach

Dunster Beach

Blue Anchor Beach

Kilve Beach

 

Beaches on the coastline west of Combe Martin Beach:

Combe Martin Newbury Beach

Broadsands Beach

Watermouth Cove (Beach)

Hele Beach

Iflracombe Rapparee Cove (Beach)

Ilfracombe Wildersmouth Beach

Ilfracombe Tunnels Beaches

Lee Bay Beach

Sandy Cove (Beach)

 

North Devon Atlantic facing beaches:

Rockham Beach

Grunta Beach

Barricane Beach

Woolacombe Sand (Beach)

Putsborough Sand (Beach)

Croyde Sand (Beach)

Saunton Sands (Beach)

Northam Burrows Beach

Westward Ho! Beach

Instow Sands (Beach)

 

Things to do near Combe Martin Beach

South West Coat Path

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor International Dark Sky Reserve

Exmoor horse riding

Hunter's Inn

The Valley of Rocks

Lynton and Lynmouth Railway

Watersmeet (National Trust)

 

Villages and towns near Combe Martin Beach

Combe Martin

Martinhoe

Lynton

Lynmouth

Malmsmead and Oare