Woolacombe beach North Devon coast

Woolacombe Beach is one of the top beaches in the UK, a perfect blend of nature, excellent for surfing, and a vibrant seaside atmosphere.

Woolacombe beach North Devon coast

Woolacombe Beach, situated along the North Devon coastline, is an award-winning, three-mile long sandy beach with stunning views of the beautiful Exmoor National Park

This area is home to a rich history of seaside tourism, timeless rolling sands and beauty that can rival almost any other beach

Surrounded by gently sloping sand dunes and some of the best surfing conditions in Europe, Woolacombe offers hours of sandcastle building, sea swimming, surf lessons, family fun and exploration by foot, bike or horseback

The beach is kept clean year round with no litter or debris ensuring a beautiful experience for all who come and visit


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Address: Woolacombe EX34 7HL, UK

Jamie Ward avatarJamie Ward
a month ago
A really wide beach with beautiful golden sand. Do pay attention to the tide, as it comes in quite far, so to benefit from the beach it's best seen when the tide is out. Dedicated dog areas which are to the left of the beach. Toilets available. Cafes nearby too. Parking right by the beach.
Mike Simpkins avatarMike Simpkins
2 weeks ago
A really nice, wide, sandy beach. Loads of parking across the road – recommend the overflow car park, even though it is £10 a day.
Phil Smallman avatarPhil Smallman
9 months ago
Stunning beach. We rented a hut for £30. Collection was from 9:30am with key handing back at 4:30 but it’s a padlock so you can stay as long as you like! Esplanade parking was fairly pricey at £12 for the day, but we were able to park right near the entrance to the beach so it was worth it. Dogs are allowed to the left of the stream on leads, and off lead to the left of the rocks around 400m down the beach. Ice cream van and food van also on the beach was handy. Couldn’t fault anything, toilets at the entrance as well. All in all, one of the best beaches I’ve been on in the UK.
Very cool place. Water is really clean and sandy beach. You can hire surfing board from the beach entrance. That might cost you 10 pounds for 2 hours. Which is pretty handy. This area has really big car parking open ground by the side of hill. View from there is amazing. There's no restaurant nearby, so you have to bring food with you or you might have to drive for 20-30 minutes to get a sweet able restaurant.
Mark avatarMark
a year ago
I’m a real beach person. And north Devon beaches are some of my favourites. But out them all I love Woolacombe most! I don’t know what it is but it has everything. Surfing, camping a stones throw away. Parking is good except off season when you have to take your chances on the nearby roads. I would well recommend a visit.
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