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Exmouth Beach, The Geoneedle, Orcombe Point

Stick East in Exmouth and all will be well. Miles of sand and at low tide the most Cornish of beaches appears; rock pools and fresh sand with not a soul in sight but with a steep cliff of rich red Devon earth.

There is a great walk up the cliff to The Geoneedle either via path from the road or via a beautiful rusted ladder from the beach only exposed at low tide, it must have many an aquatic tale to tell.

The Geoneedle is a wonderfully crafted stone monument celebrating the starting point of the Jurassic Coast, explaining the layers in the coasts formation.

I missed it this visit but am going to book the floating River Exe Cafe (and book the water taxi ahead too…) before it closes at the end of September. Have heard great things.

  • Park all along the seafront for Orcombe Point, just drive as far East along the seafront as you can.
  • Easy walk for kids and the less keen walker.
  • – essential to book ahead
  • The cafe is on a floating barge but is covered so fine (and possibly more of an adventure) if raining.





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  1. Mary Baker #

    Thank you for comfirming my childhood memory. Used to have birthday picnics at Orcombe Point and I vividly remembered the iron ladder – was terrified as a little one. Went to find it yesterday on my 70th and couldn’t see it. I did wonder about the tide but decided must be faulty memory. Great to look up Orcombe Point on Google and there was “My Ladder”. When was this taken as a matter of interest? We intend to return and walk out at low tide.
    Without meaning to sound too corny – thanks for the memory !

    June 25, 2014
    • VanessaB #

      Gosh am so sorry I only just got your comment! And how lovely to have such a memory. Thank you!

      July 15, 2014

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