St Audries Bay – A Secret Treasure
Living in Somerset I would have thought this is one place I would know well. The truth is I have never visited here nor know about St Audries Bay being such a fantastic location.
It was my friend’s Laura day off. I spoke about Laura and our visit to the Chalice well Glastonbury.
The weather was a nice 24c so we had decided we would take ourselves and her 2-year-old son off to visit St Audries Bay in Somerset.
Firstly I struggled to find it. Google showed me the postcode was TA4 4DY. I followed my sat nav but this took me straight into St Audries Bay Holiday Park. Phone signal in this area was barely there but we managed to find directions. We were told to head for Home Farm. This worked, you drive down a hilly single lane with lots of trees surrounding you until you reach your destination.
There is a small visitors day car park located at the top of the hill. The cost for all-day parking is £2.00. The car park, however, is very small.
Laura had bought her buggy with her. However, when we walked to the slope to head down to the beach we realised this would not be suitable, so Laura took it back to the car.
Thankfully I was wearing a pair of trainers as you do need good shoes to walk up and down here. Heading down to the beach is quite a slope and then stone steps. There is quite a gap between the last step and the ground. Going down was not to bad but going back up I struggled.
Whilst walking down to the Beach you can see out to sea which looks so lovely.
We were so lucky. Upon arrival a lady was just leaving that was walking her dog. For the next hour, we had the Beach to ourselves. The Beach has sand in places otherwise it’s quite pebbly. There are lots of flat rocks which we were able to sit on and admire the view. I was amazed at the very beautiful light turquoise hue that could be seen in the waters.
St Audries has 2 stunning waterfalls. The waterfall is natural and heads from the top of the cliff down on to the Beach.
Due to the water falling directly on to the Beach you can stand directly underneath. It doesn’t look like but I did get quite wet.
I did pack a towel and a few items in the bag as I did think I might need it to dry off.
Having the cold fresh water from the waterfall sprinkle on your face was very refreshing.
As you can you see there is a lot of Algae which makes the area slippery. We did take lots of care.
Laura’s son Oscar which featured in my Grow a gift post had a super time. He was so happy splashing about and moving rocks from one place to another. When it came to us leaving he wanted to stay.
Hope you enjoyed the post. If you like to travel check out my last post to Woolacombe Bay, Devon.