Coombesgate Beach

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This spot is fun when it's on and can have barrels for everyone at a pushing mid tide.A favourite of mine because it can have better quality waves than woolacombe but not the crowds like croyde.You will find me there when it's 4-5ft and the water is sandy coloured,this usually means it's is nice in the evening when the sun sets somewhere behind the headland and you get a picture perfect image out to seaI have never experienced any hastle at this break and the locals like it so respect where due!If you are up for a mellow surf good quality waves and it is coming on to the mid tide push get your ass down here,but just be polite.Woolacombe is such a laid back town most of the year and the RED BARN provides exellent post surf fodder and check the surfboards in the roof.

Additional Info:
Park on sides of road (if you can get a space,not easy in summer months as the vw campervan crew are out!)You can surf it up to about 1hr to high tide on a smaller swell,sometimes later with increased size 4-5ft+ after that the beach is covered. Best to catch it mid tide on the push as it can get sucky! Also on a falling mid tid it can be good but needs to be bigger.Left of beach near rocks is usually better.Leave before tide makes exit painfull.


From the RED BARN (seaview restaurant on main road into woolacombe)turn right and go past north end of woolacoombe beach and head for the headland.About 150m before road starts to go up over the headland there is access point to beach by steps.Another set of steps you may come to (slightly closer to woolacombe) on the road leads to barricane a small thin beach were you can see the break from.Be careful accessing this spot at mid-high tide from this beach as the are submerged rocks.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell directionNorthWest, West
Swell sizeDon't know - 6ft+
TideMid tide
Tide movementDon't know
WeekFew surfers
WeekendFew surfers




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