Barricane Beach

We have labelled this Barricane Beach but this area is actually a rocky cove with three beaches, in order from South to North you have Barricane Beach, Combesgate Beach and Grunta Beach which are separate stretches of sand and shingle between rocks.  Barricane beach is a designated a site of special scientific interest, also known as “Shell Beach”, a reference which comes from the many cowries and exotic shells that come across from the Caribbean on the gulf stream.

This rocky cove is a lot quieter than the main Woolacombe beach to the south.

The area is backed by Morte Slates, a series of silvery-grey to green coloured slates with some subordinate sandstone and siltstone rocks that are over 400m years old providing lots of rock pools to explore at low tide.

Access is via steep steps.

Cafe providing some refreshments but most facilities are just a short walk away in the main Woolacombe town.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Barricane Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Place Category: Beaches

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 12.9 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Mar 24fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 12.2 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Mar 25heavyrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 15.3 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Mar 26heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (ESE)
Monday, Mar 27partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Mar 28cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Mar 29lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (SSE)

Woolacombe weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Barricane Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Barricane Beach is at Ilfracombe 8.02 km (4.99 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Thu 23 Mar
   Low Tide at 00:47 (Height 0.20m)
   High Tide at 07:05 (Height 9.96m)
   Low Tide at 13:07 (Height 0.16m)
   High Tide at 19:23 (Height 9.66m)
Fri 24 Mar
   Low Tide at 01:23 (Height 0.31m)
   High Tide at 07:43 (Height 9.77m)
   Low Tide at 13:42 (Height 0.42m)
   High Tide at 19:58 (Height 9.41m)
Sat 25 Mar
   Low Tide at 01:56 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 08:18 (Height 9.35m)
   Low Tide at 14:13 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 20:31 (Height 8.97m)
Sun 26 Mar
   Low Tide at 02:25 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 08:52 (Height 8.76m)
   Low Tide at 14:40 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 21:02 (Height 8.40m)
Mon 27 Mar
   Low Tide at 02:53 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 09:25 (Height 8.05m)
   Low Tide at 15:08 (Height 2.10m)
   High Tide at 21:35 (Height 7.75m)
Tue 28 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:24 (Height 2.44m)
   High Tide at 10:01 (Height 7.31m)
   Low Tide at 15:43 (Height 2.78m)
   High Tide at 22:14 (Height 7.07m)
Wed 29 Mar
   Low Tide at 04:09 (Height 3.13m)
   High Tide at 10:52 (Height 6.60m)
   Low Tide at 16:40 (Height 3.44m)
   High Tide at 23:19 (Height 6.47m)

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