Despite the weather, and the fact it was Easter, we were still out and about.
On Thursday we had a lovely meal in our go-to restaurant, The Quay in Ilfracombe. Visitors are offered stunning views of the sea and harbour, and given the unique opportunity to dine alongside original artworks by British artist Damien Hirst. The restaurant is famous for its fresh, locally sourced produce. Dishes are simply presented from a menu that takes inspiration from classic British and European cuisine.
Then over the rest of the weekend, we headed to a few of our favourite beaches. And it’s official! Hartpiece is less than 12 miles away from two of Britian’s best beaches. This is according to an article that was published in the Saturday Times, on Saturday March 31 2018.
Beautiful Barricane Beach, a few hundred metres to the east of Woolacombe, came in at number 2! Listed as a place to toast the sunset before heading to The Beach Café for great Sri Lankan curry which is served between 5-7pm in the summer months. Barricane Beach is a slender sliver of sand tucked in between the rocks. Famously made up of tiny shell particles that have travelled here all the way from the Caribbean. So if you are thinking of visiting Hartpiece over the summer then don’t forget to bring a blanket, a few beers or a bottle of wine, and make a night of it.
Saunton Sands on the South West Coastal Path is a wonderful golden sandy beach with beach huts. It’s perfect for family days out and surfing. Beach Huts and deck chairs are available for hire seasonally. If food is more your thing then head to the friendly Beachside Grill for coffee or a full meal.