MORTE BAY

image-jpeg-morte point from the west

Morte Point is a peninsula on the North West coast of Devon, England, belonging to the National Trust. To the east is the village of Mortehoe and to the south is the seaside resort of Woolacombe.

Morte Point (literally meaning death-point) is notorious for being the site of many shipwrecks (one of which, a ship carrying a cargo of live pigs, lends its name to the small cove of Grunta Beach to the south of the point). Because of its dramatic landscape and the often forbidding weather and sea conditions in the area, Morte Point is sometimes referred to by locals as "the place God made last and the devil will take first". Due to its notorious nature Bull Point Lighthouse was built just 2 km north east of the point.

In the summer season, tractor and trailer rides are operated from the Mortehoe Heritage Centre onto the point for visitors to view the seals that live on the northern side.

NATIONAL TRUST - MORTE

NO STREET VIEW AVAILABLE AS YOU HAVE TO WALK TO THIS ONE- SEE MORTEHOE FOR THE STARTING POINT

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