North Devon has beautiful yet rugged coastline, some parts of the coast path are exposed and dangerous.
The South West Coast Path runs through Woolacombe and Mortehoe, and is one of the most stunning and dramatic sections of the route. With rocky coves, golden sands and two beautiful headlands to explore at either end of the beach, you will be rewarded with glorious views, and will encounter diverse flora and fauna … a high-light is seal spotting from the north side of More Point!
Walking is a very safe activity most of the time, but it’s still important to be aware of the risks; in 2015 there were 604 lifeboat launches to walking related incidents. When walking along the coastline accidental slips can be very dangerous, be wary of steep cliff edges, inform someone of when you expect to be back, take a means of calling for help, take care in dark or slippery conditions and if you have a dog ensure they are on a lead. If your dog does get into difficulty call 999 and ask for the Coastguard, resist the temptation to attempt a rescue potentially putting yourself at risk.
For advice on where to stay, bus times, a list of walking publications available to purchase prior to your visit, or if you have any other queries, please contact the Tourist Information Centre. [email protected] 01271 870553