Hele Bay beach is a quiet beach found east of Ilfracombe. This sand and shingle cove is small yet a lovely spot to enjoy the scenery and its safe and clean waters have won it a Blue Flag award.
Hele Bay beach is well worth a visit for families enjoying beach holidays in Lynton and Lynmouth, as Ilfracombe is just half an hour’s drive from the villages. Set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hele Bay is home to a stunning wildlife reserve. If you do go for a walk out to Fishing Rock or Blythes Cove at low tide please take care not to be cut off when the tide comes back in.