Woolacombe Beach with its miles of golden sand has received many awards recently; Voted Number 1 in the UK by Tripadvisor, Number 4 in Europe, and Number 13 in the World! Woolacombe also holds the ‘England for Excellence Gold Award’ for best family resort and was voted the Best British Beach in the Mail On Sunday.
Stretching between Morte Point and Baggy Point, this three-mile long stretch of golden sand is renowned for its cleanliness, water quality and facilities. Lifeguards ensure safe family swimming during the summer and surfers come from all over the country to enjoy the great waves and clean water. Park in Woolacombe or along Marine Drive, which gives you access across the dunes to the quieter areas of the beach, away from the village.
Dogs are very welcome all year round on the beach – certain areas are dog free but there’s still plenty of open space for our canine friends.
The friendly relaxed atmosphere of Woolacombe village attracts visitors of all ages who find plenty to do away from the beach. There’s a chilled surfing vibe which you’re sure to enjoy with a range of shops selling groceries, gifts and clothing, plus a chemist, Post Office, newsagent, surf schools and surf hire.
When it comes to great pubs and restaurants, in Woolacombe you’re spoilt for choice. It’s a great destination for meals out or a relaxing sun-downer. The vibrant Red Barn overlooks the sea and is popular with surfers and locals, the Boardwalk restaurant offers relaxed dining, again with sea views, Roxy’s American Diner is fun and stylish and the Woolacombe Fryer is great for a traditional fish and chip supper. Or you can grab a take away and enjoy them on the beach watching the sunset. Check out Tripadvisor for more great restaurants in Woolacombe.
There’s fun for the youngsters too at Funder Island, with a 15 hole, pirate themed adventure featuring golf, bumper boats, formula racing cars, remote pirate boats, Krazy quads and Water walkerz.
Spacious 4* cottages set in unspoilt countryside overlooking the sea - minutes from the golden sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton & Croyde and a short walk from Lee Bay and the Grampus village pub.
On the peaceful Spreacombe Estate, 3.5 miles from Woolacombe Beach we have 6 family run cottages and a converted barn meeting room. Dog friendly (except Clematis), Child friendly, ideal for walking.