Day 285-286 Weekend in Woolacombe

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 May 2016

Rest day & walk to Croyde Bay

8 miles

Downland House B&B

How nice to have a personal delivery of my next set of maps and an excuse to stop for the weekend, particularly as the weather was so good. Sally collected me from Pete’s house in Ilfracombe and we drove to Woolacombe for a relaxing weekend at the seaside. 

someone is pleased to be at the seaside! Sally enjoying Woolacombe Beach
I don’t know why I was surprised by the large number of people on the wonderful, long, sandy beach and in the sea. There were lots of surfers, even though it was really quite calm. I didn’t see anyone in the water without a wetsuit though – everyone’s soft these days!

Woolacombe Beach and Down (it reminded me a bit of Rhossili on the Gower)
Sunday was a bit of a busman’s holiday for me as we ended up walking along the 2 mile length of the beautiful Woolacombe Beach, over the hill to Croyde Bay (even more surfers here) and then around Baggy Point headland on the way back. I walked in my sandals today and it felt like a holiday. 

Croyde Bay
walking out to Baggy Point, between Croyde and Morte Bays
After such a long walk it was bliss to go for a late afternoon swim at Barricane Beach, next to Woolacombe, and then eat a curry on the beach. The beach cafe is run by a Sri Lanken man who makes curries on nice summer evenings and they are very popular. What a great end to a lovely, relaxing weekend. 

Enjoying a post-swim curry on the beach
curry on the beach is popular at Barricane

5 thoughts on “Day 285-286 Weekend in Woolacombe

  1. Chris F May 18, 2016 / 8:12 am

    Company, curry, coastline and sunshine all the ingredients for a relaxing weekend…..well deserved after such a long week and some demanding hills in very hot weather.


  2. Val K May 18, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Yum curry on the beach sounds great and what wonderful beaches, Woolacombe looks really
    charming. Sounds like it was a good weekend. Val x


    • Lucy May 18, 2016 / 9:03 pm

      Great weekend thanks. Curry on the beach could catch on!


  3. jstumm May 18, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    Oh wow, the last couple of days look lovely. I am thinking we might all need to come over for a camping trip by the seaside… Next year we are cycling around (a part) of the bodensee, if you fancy it.


    • Lucy May 18, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      I could be tempted. Next time you come over we could go camping (if it’s summer)


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