Wild Pear Beach
Description:Wild Pear Beach is a small cove east of Combe Martin. Wild Pear Beach is sandy, but with lots of rocks at low tide. Access is difficult so the beach is usually quiet.
Safety:No Details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:30 minute walk on the coast path from Combe Martin. The final descent to the beach is very steep.
Dogs:Dogs allowed all year.
Directions:Combe Martin is close to Ilfracombe which is 45 miles from Bude and 52 miles from Exeter. There are various routes into North Devon. From North Cornwall take the A39 (North Atlantic Highway) past Bude and into North Devon towards Barnstaple. Approaching Barnstaple at the Lake Roundabout turn left onto the A361 (signposted to Ilfracombe). Alternatively from Exeter take the A377 to Barnstaple. At Barnstaple follow the A361 over the new road bridge over the River Taw and then at the Braunton Road Junction turn right (signposted to Lynton). Follow this road into Barnstaple, cross the bridge over the River Yeo, then follow signs to Lynton and Combe Martin onto the A39. Follow the A39 out of Barnstaple and then continue on the A39 for about 10 miles until the Ford Cross junction and here turn onto the B3229 (signposted to Combe Martin). Follow the B3229 until the Easter Close Cross junction and here turn left onto the A399 for Combe Martin. Follow this road to Combe Martin. At Combe Martin take the coast path east to Wild Pear beach (takes about 30 minutes).
Post Code:EX34 0AW.
Parking:No parking. Parking at Combe Martin.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Woolacombe (11 miles, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access, part dog friendly)
Ilfracombe (5 miles, sandy beach, disabled access, part dog friendly)
Lynmouth (13 miles, shingle beach, disabled access, dog friendly)
Sillery Sands (12 miles, shingle beach, difficult access, dog friendly)
Glenthorne Beach (16 miles, pebble beach, dog friendly)
Porlock (11 miles, pebble beach, dog friendly)
Bossington (13 miles, shingle beach, dog friendly)
Selworthy (15 miles, sandy beach, difficult access, dog friendly)