|Holiday Cottages Cornwall|
A great favourite with ramblers and walkers. Beautiful walks along the valley with stream, leading to the stream fed ‘duck pool’ at the entrance to the beach. A pleasant walk (under 2 miles) down the country lane to duckpool beach; passing thatch cottages, a quaint tiny ford (with footbridge) and finishing at duckpool beach. Or drive instead; free parking and usually plenty of room. The more adventurous may wish to walk the coastal footpath and along the beaches to Bude. Or stay & enjoy the spectacular scenery, with fantastic sunsets over the sea. Scramble up the cliff downs, or enjoy the pleasure of Duckpool Beach itself, a large sandy beach good for surfing. Or explore the 2 miles of excellent beaches extending all the way down the coast to Bude. Children seem to enjoy scrambling up the downs at Duckpool. On the edge of Coombe Valley are places of interest such as historic Morwenstow Church, adjoining Rectory Farm tearooms, Morwenstows Bush Inn and slightly further afield Hatland Abbey (worth visiting, a privately owned country house and gardens).
History of Coombe Valley
In roman times boats used to pull up on the beach-it was a port associated with the tin trade. The name ‘Duckpool’ either refers to the stream fed pool being a sanctuary for ducks or more possibly derives from its use by the Baptist church for baptism ceremonies where the person, often an adult, would be fully immersed under the water.
|Duckpool beach||View over Coombe Valley from the cliffs at Duckpool||
Lane down to beach
(tiny ford & footbridge)
|Coastline from Ducpool- high tide, evening||Sunset Duckpool||Sunset Duckpool|
|Sunset Duckpool||Sunset Duckpool||Sunset Duckpool|
|Evening Duckpool||High Cliffs, Duckpool||Duckpool|