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Latitude: 50° 18.556' N
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Mothecombe Beach lies at the mouth of the River Erme which rises on Dartmoor. The land alongside the estuary is owned by a private estate. Although the beach is privately owned, it is open to the public.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Private access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 3m-3.5m / 10ft-12ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionLow tide only
Best tide movementFalling tide
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Private beach
it's not really worth the hastle if you live more than 25mins away as it is a very unreliable break that only realy works well on huge swells
it does suffer from a lot of severe localism especially from the groms who surf and live there. i wouldn't get too involved with them if they do drop in as last time i got my tyres slashed.
there isn't usually a good wave at mothecomb. just watch out for the local groms, they do get fiesty. bodyboarders aren't especially liked there unless they are well known or locals
By George , 31-01-2009
DAMMIT - mothecomb sand banks are all screwed up at the moment fellas and i fear will be for a long time. hasn't broken well in aaagggeees. best to hop on over to bantham if you ask me
By Rustardo , 23-06-2007
Dark love bus - Mike laight or should i say micheala laight. Pre OP/ Post op who knows?
By Miguel don earlio , 15-06-2007
Ex-council estate! - Now then now then! Calm down kiddies no need to slag the tango love bus off! she has feelings you know! She will start charging you for lifts and that includes your very lengthy tab! Wait a minute scabbing lifts! doesnt that count as qualification to the council house registry!
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