A charming and attractive (Upper) village within a steep valley leads down to a sinuous and dramatic harbour. A safe haven on a treacherous coastline, but despite this, it remains an extremely difficult destination to navigate into (especially on a stormy night). More recently, featured in the news following the horrific flooding on the 16th August 2004. Cars and caravans were swept into the sea. Houses and shops were destroyed.
The Royal Naval helicopter squadron from Chivenor was magnificent in its efforts to
save life and limb. There are two cafés down by the harbour if you need a bite to eat: The Pilchard Cellar Café (National Trust) and the Harbour Light Café, beside the YHA. October Festival. Photography: Copyright ©William Fricker Photography/Goldeneye Guides