Lee Bay Beach

Lee Bay Beach

 

Lee Bay can be either a short drive or a moderate to healthy walk from Warcombe Farm Camping and Caravan Park.

The picture-postcard village of Lee itself straggles down the aptly named Fuchsia Valley to the sea below. It is a delightful place of old world cottages and a local pub, well known for craft ales and live music. The village shop is now housed within the Grampus pub too.

The pretty bay itself is very rocky, seaweed strewn, with areas of sand offered as the tide goes out. Rock pools abound

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with some breathtaking walks over the National Trust headland via Bull Point Lighthouse, Mortehoe and Woolacombe.

 


Beautiful surroundings

Lovely campsite tucked away in the Devonshire countryside. Mortehoe is a 30 min walk along unpaved roads with no street lighting, which made for a tricky evening walk, but taxis easily available.

Lovely pubs in Mortehoe, with good food at reasonable prices. Nearby Lynton and Lynmouth are a revelation. The cliff railway worth a ride and some lovely little shops, just ripe for a potter. Cream teas are widely available and we took advantage as often as we could.

Stunning coastline and some lovely beaches. The only issue we had with the campsite was that not all pitches were level. However, the fact that fresh pastries were delivered every morning and Captain Hooks takeaway was available for lovely bacon baguettes made up for this.

There us a fantastic dog walking area, and as rightly bragged about on the camp website, the amenities are excellent. Warm, clean and tidy building. Spacious, fabulous showers. We would definitely visit again.

Taffy

Lovely, Tranquil site

This was mine and the wife's first camping trip together. I found the site on the Internet. Luckily a friend had stayed and said how Clean the site was so I decided to book. When trying to book on the Internet it didn't give the option for a tent, but rather a tourer. I can't remember how much it was stating but I thought it was reasonable for a week with electrics (they have several types of pitches with picnic benches, barbecues, storage etc. ) around £145 I think. Because of the website I decided to give them a call. The receptionist was so helpful, and advised for my tent for the week it would only be £100!!!!!! Wow. We even got to choose our own pitch (2 days before this got changed to one next door as the one we chose had been rained on and was muddy)

Anyway, after a very delayed 5 hour journey we arrived at the site at 5. 30pm on Saturday. We were last ones that day I think. We quickly checked in and was shown down to our pitch, stopping on the way to be shown WC's etc. really good and detailed so we knew exactly where we were.

The pitch itself was in a lovely little spot. All pitches had shrubs and trees around them making them very secluded, and peaceful. We quickly set up and decided to go shower and get something to eat. We used the family showers and must say we were so impressed!! Very very clean and tidy. Underfloor heating. You didn't mind walking around barefoot (which I remember when I was a kid was a no go when we went camping) I think there was sort of a mutual respect between everyone as at no time did we ever see any tissue or paper on the floor. People mopped up after themselves. It was just a generally very pleasant experience each time the toilets and shower rooms were used.

We were on plot 136, the only thing that we have said we will do different next time is to choose to a plot on the opposite end of the park as at around 5pm the sun was off the tent and it got a bit chilly very early.

We asked to feed the ducks one day and was told we could call them and they would come over. I never knew ducks come when called but they do here! (The fishing price for a day on their lake is very reasonable so be sure to check it out if you're into that)

The staff were always very polite and always said hello when they went past (even on their buggies)
All in all to was a very good stay for us, and for first time camping together (the wife had never been before) ensured that we will go again and again.

Thanks to all the staff for their hard work in maintaining this lovely place. They truly do a great job.

PS never make the mistake of thinking a coastal path is a path down to the beach. 4 hours later we returned to the tent after a nice hike. But the coastal path just outside the tent is beautiful, with picnic benches so definitely worth going there if you want a picnic.

Kelvin Guest