Rockham Bay

EX34 7EF

Rockham Bay is one of the secret beaches in North Devon, generally only known by locals. Owned by the National Trust, Rockham is a secluded rocky sandy beach, fabulous for rock pooling but sandy enough for kids. Explore the remains of the wrecked mail steamer SS Collier which ran aground in 1914. The steamer’s propeller, boiler and donkey engine can be seen at low tide. (The steamer was one of the first mail ships to carry mail to Australia. The crew were rescued, along with the ship’s dog and cat.). The wreck is toward the north of the beach. Although it’s a short walk from the village down to the beach, it’s well worth it for the peace and serenity on offer. Make sure you check the tide times before visiting, as access is restricted at high tide.

Good For:

camping | rock pooling | wreck exploring | dog walkers


Beach Type

Sand & Rock

Dog Friendly


Life Guarded



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