"Hartland Point" Hartland Off The Beaten Path Tip by jamiema

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The 'promontory of Hercules', as the Romans called the Point, is certainly worthy of such a heroic name; the terrific, golden cliffs that rise from the pounding blue sea here are awe-inspiring, and the point is both romantic and wild at the same time. The perfect vantage point to view the sunset, its rays warming the burnt umber appearance of the rocks, and on clear days there are spectacular views across the Bristol Channel to Lundy Island, and on the rocky, boulder-strewn beach below lies the wreckage of the Dutch vessel 'Johanna', which ran aground on its way to Cardiff in adverse weather conditions. This is the one place that you should definitely visit if spending any length of time in this area of the north Devon coast.

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  • Updated Feb 16, 2007
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