Lee Bay is a popular family beach in the summer season, with parking, toilets and a cafe above, and easy access down a winding track. However, head down around low tide and scramble over the rocks to your left, and you will find a quiet sandy cove that can feel tropical on a warm day, scattered with large boulders and overlooked by dense woodland.
Definitely keep your eye on the tide as there is a very real risk of getting cut off if you are careless. Either way, you will need to be a keen scrambler to access the hidden cove. (I don’t know the beach well enough to know how big a window you will get at low tide, or whether the cove is accessible during neap tides).
For local information and inspiration and to arrange informal meets, take a look at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/northdevonandexmoorwildswimming