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Get away from it all.......

After Rockham's steps were washed away in the 2013 storms it was a fairly tricky beach to get to, but there's another now with the title of "North Devon's Most Exciting Beach Approach" ! 

Our "local" Lee Bay is a favourite, just W of Ilfracombe, but there's another Lee Bay about 1K west of the Vally of Rocks at Lynton. Follow the Coast Path west from the tea shop and take the option that follows the coast of Crook Point rather than the road. Just west of the Point at SS686494 there's a vestigial stile in the tall hedge and a way through the thickets.

There's then a series of ropes to safeguard a tricky descent, leading to a caving ladder down a slab, a brief traverse across the cliff and a further descent using a fixed wire to the beach. It's best to get there a bit after high tide.

If you're fit, have a good head for heights and a sense of self-preservation, and really don't like other people on "your" beach, give it a go !

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