Baggy Point

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Baggy Point
Baggy Point.JPG
Baggy Point seen from Putsborough beach
Baggy Point is located in Devon
Baggy Point
Baggy Point
Baggy Point shown within Devon
OS grid reference SS426403
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
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51°08′N 4°15′W / 51.14°N 04.25°W / 51.14; -04.25Coordinates: 51°08′N 4°15′W / 51.14°N 04.25°W / 51.14; -04.25

Baggy Point is a headland in north Devon, England. It separates Croyde bay and Morte Bay which includes the beaches of Woolacombe and Putsborough.

The sandstone rocks are popular with climbers.[1]

The land is owned by the National Trust,[2] and forms part of the Saunton To Baggy Point Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest, because of the geological interest in Upper Devonian Sandstones.[3] The fauna in the rocks is poor but contains bivalves, possibly of brackish to freshwater affinities, and plant remains.[4] It provides an important habitat including maritime heathland.[5]

There is evidence of human occupation from the Mesolithic era and was used during World War II by American forces training for the D-Day Normandy Landings.[6]


  1. ^ "Baggy Point". Climbing Database. UK Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  2. ^ "West Country coasts". National Trust. Archived from the original on 6 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Saunton to Baggy Coast" (PDF). Educational Register of Geological Sites. Devon County Council. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Summary of the geology of the Phase 2 part of the North Devon AONB and its immediate surroundings" (PDF). North Devon AONB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Croyde Action Plan" (PDF). North Devon Local Plan. North Devon Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  6. ^ "A Walk Round Baggy Point (Newsletter No 10 2005)". North Devon Archeological Society. 2005. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 

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