Four miles north of Bude, the wooded Coombe Valley (a very pleasant place to walk) meets the sea. Here the spectacular 100 meter high Steeple Point Cliff dominates the beach. The beach is beautiful, but not suitable for swimming as the currents are extremely dangerous and no lifeguard cover is provided.
Anti-tank blocks installed before WW2 can be found scattered along the beach. A stream running down the valley behind emerges at the back of the beach where a pool has formed. Nearby sheltered woodlands are dripping in lichens and the maritime grasslands are strewn with flowers such as thrift and squill. Rock pools offer an array of sea life.
There's a National Trust car park, free to members, No overnight camping allowed.
Dogs allowed all year round, but please keep under control.