Rockham Beach certainly has a wild feel to it, being hidden well enough to avoid the crowds of nearby Woolacombe. It is probably best visited whilst the tide is out, when you can walk on fine sand between craggy outcrops of rocks and pools, follow water draining and filling through the channels, and learn where the widest sandy areas are to safely swim from. Higher up the beach there are some good sheltered areas to set up a base, although it is a little pebbly and the sand can be damp.
It is worth choosing your route to and from the beach to include some of the stunning coast path nearby. The beach is accessed via steep steps at the bottom of an open grassy valley.
Warning: There are a lot of rocky areas that become submerged as the tide rises and the cliffs above the beach are clearly unstable.
For local information and inspiration and to arrange informal meets, take a look at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/northdevonandexmoorwildswimming