About Woolacombe

Soft, golden and clean, Woolacombe’s spectacular beach has placed this small seaside village firmly on the map.

Tucked between two magnificent headlands, the three-mile ribbon of powdery sands is one of Devon’s superstar sights and a regular winner of national awards. It’s the perfect place to build sandcastles, delve into rock pools and enjoy lots of traditional family fun.

Lapped by fast, consistent waves, Woolacombe Beach is also ideal for watersports. You’ll find a number of surf schools here to help you master the swell, and there are shops where you can hire kayaks, bodyboards and stand-up paddleboards. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, go on a tandem hang-glide to witness exceptional and unique views of the coast.

Back on solid ground, explore the village for classic seaside bites, lively bars, pubs and an assortment of restaurants.

Woolacombe beach sunset

Why We Love Woolacombe

  • One of Britain's best beaches
  • So many watersports
  • Selection of eateries
  • Three miles of soft sand
  • Lovely coastal walks

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A view down towards Lundy Island on a sunny day