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.

 


I found this site by luck and what an excellent site and service Warcombe Farm offer. The facilities of wash room, showers and level of hygiene are far better than many hotels I have been to. The under floor heating of the shower room was luxurious and well needed after a wet day on the beach.

The staff are very informative and friendly. I cannot praise Warcombe Farm and its staff enough for making our family holiday such a pleasure.

I would definitely be returning here the next time I and my family visit Woolacombe

Arm B

We arrived on the Monday afternoon to our pitch allocated (as requested by us) directly opposite the kids play area at the top of the site.

However it was too windy and wet to get the tent up and we suffered snapped poles and ripped canvas before deciding to B&B overnight, and try again on Tuesday.

We returned 1st thing Tuesday morning and discussed our problems with the very helpful site manager.

As a result we were moved pitch (and effectively upgraded free of charge) to a spot surrounded by trees, at the bottom of the fishing lake.

(We were also directed to a pole repair man who re-strung 3 sets of poles and replaced 5 split poles for £20)

This pitch was infinitely better and we got the tent up with no further problems.

We were very impressed with the new washing block and never had a wait for any facilities, which were always clean.

A lot of the pitches suffered with waterlogging but the wardens were constantly delivering sand and straw to anyone who requested it to cover the worst mud patches.

With hindsight, the pitches near the play area were not as ideal as they first seemed as kids are allowed on there till 10pm and it is very rarely empty, even in the rain.

I think the constant noise might have been a little annoying after a while and we were more than happy to have the lake between us and it!

Overall the site faired as well as could be expected with the weather it had to deal with, and we found the shop reasonably priced with Take Away an added bonus serving things such as chilli and mousakka, rather than just burger and chips as we first expected.

Overall, we really enjoyed the site and the holiday despite the weather, and will definitely consider a re-visit once we have dried out!

Ned Kelly