Lee Bay

The village of Lee straggles down aptly named Fuchsia Valley to the sea below. It is a delightful place of old world cottages and a local pub. The village shop is housed in the pub and opening hours can be a bit erratic! The bay itself is rocky, with increasing areas of sand revealed as the tide goes out. The combination of sand and rock pools provide hours of enjoyment for everyone.

A smugglers’ path leads through the rocks to a second beach of shingle and the secret ‘brandy’ cave. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with some wonderful walks over the National Trust headland via Bull Point Lighthouse and Mortehoe and Woolacombe, it certainly justifies the accolade. The sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Putsborough are within a short drive.

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