Walk - Maer Cliff
2.1 miles (3.4 km)
Northcott Mouth beach - EX23 9ED Northcott Mouth beach
Easy - Footpaths may be muddy, and the cliffs are unstable in places, so keep well away from the cliff edges.
A leisurely amble over Maer Down between two sandy beaches, on good paths with fine sea views over the rocky reefs and offshore islets. The cliffs are of geological importance and the nearby nature reserve is internationally recognised as as an important resting and feeding site for migratory birds blown in by fierce Atlantic gales. Despite its frequent exposure to the weather, the grassland above the cliffs is vivid with bright wildflowers in summer, and Crooklets Beach has full facilities. Both beaches are excellent for rockpooling.
Crooklets Beach has a seasonal ban on dogs, but they are welcome throughout the year at Northcott Mouth.