Opening times for 5 December 2023
Asset Opening time Countryside Dawn - Dusk
Car park height restriction barrier (2.1m) in place.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Seasonal café (not National Trust)
Dogs welcome all year but under control, particularly around grazing livestock and cliff edges
The car park is open dawn until dusk. There is a height restriction barrier of 2.1m. No overnight camping or parking. Donation welcome.
Uneven surfaces and steep in places. No toilets. Phone signal patchy. Car park height restriction barrier (2.1m).
Coastal paths may be uneven in places and with kissing gates
A remote rocky beach with sand at low tide. RNLI lifeguard cover from 8 July to 3 September, 2023.
Stretch of coast south of Northcott, with Bronze Age burial chambers and views of Lundy Island on a clear day.
Northcott Mouth remains fairly unchanged since the nineteenth century becoming popular amongst visitors in the 1930s. The cliffs here showcase the dramatic Bude Foundation, made up of rocks formed over 300 million years ago.
At low tide the rusting debris from the steamship ‘Belem’ may be seen in the sand at Menachurch Point to the north of the beach after running aground in 1917.
There are coastal walks to enjoy with Maer Cliff and Down offering views of Lundy Island to the north on a clear day. The circular trail from Northcott to Crooklets and back is a popular route using the South West Coast Path.
The cliffs have an array of wildlife to spot. Six-spot burnet moths and meadow brown butterflies can be seen flitting amongst plants such as lady’s bedstraw, fine grasses and thrift.