Swimming and exploring South Devon, from Dartmoor to the sea
Monday, 28 November 2016
Pottering around at Heybrook Bay
We set off to explore the coastline between Wembury and Heybrook Bay. It's a bit of the South Devon coastpath I've never explored before, and what a revelation. The path is pretty much at sea level, and you walk along marvelling at the beautifully intricate pattern of rocky outcrops and numerous little bays, like natural lidos . At Wembury Point, we saw a display board which said there was a holiday camp here in the 30s - complete with a man-made lido, the remains of which we could see. The sky changed constantly, as it does on winter afternoons, with the 'eye of God' - the sun's rays - giving a dramatic appearance to the Mewstone offshore. In Heybrook Bay, the water was incredibly clear and we had a deliciously refreshing swim, in which we explored in and around the numerous channels and pools. A lovely afternoon out.