Heddon's Mouth Beach

Heddon's Mouth Beach - Devon
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Set on the rugged North Devon coast between Combe Martin and Lynton is the rocky cove of Heddon\‘s Mouth. As the name suggests the cove sits at the mouth of the River Heddon which has carved a deep valley to the rear of the beach.

The beach here is made up of medium sized rounded rocks, like super-sized pebbles. The (small) river runs down the middle of the beach and to either side cliffs rise up.

This is a fairly out of the way spot and is mostly visited by ramblers these days. In the past it was a favourite haunt of smugglers who appreciated its remoteness. In fact the cove is so isolated that during World War II the crew of a German U-Boat were able to come ashore in search of fresh water and relaxation without the fear of being spotted.

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