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Woolacombe

Travel Guide
Woolacombe featuring a coastal town, surfing and a sandy beach

Set at the mouth of a deep valley on the North Devon coast, this picturesque seaside resort is an ideal spot for surfing and exploration.

Fly kites along the white sands of Woolacombe’s beach, grab a board and head into the surf or just relax and enhance your tan. Book a tandem hang-gliding flight and see the beauty of Devonshire from the air. Take a boat trip out to Lundy Island and watch for birds and wildlife. Explore the coast and spot seals and dolphins with a sea safari.

Take a stroll along Woolacombe Beach, 2 miles (3 kilometers) of long, gently sloping sands. Go for a swim when the tide is out and the waves are calm or wait for the tide to come in. When the waves are more vigorous, conditions become ideal for surfing. Book lessons at the surf school or if you’re confident, hit the waves on your own.

Explore the seas in a guided boat tour. Book a surf safari and see the North Devon coastline from the waves. Search for dolphins, seals and porpoises and enjoy beautiful views. Watch for Dave the Dolphin, a sociable resident of the bay. Head out on the MS Oldenburg to visit Lundy Island. Explore the island and watch for birds and wildlife including the adorable puffins, then relax with a beer in the local tavern.

Soar through the air by booking a tandem hang gliding experience. Team with an experienced partner and the latest technology to see the countryside in style. Admire incredible views of Exmoor National Park, the coastline of North Devon and North Cornwall. Keep video and still photo footage as a memento.

Reach Woolacombe by bus from Barnstaple or Ilfracombe. The nearest train station is at Barnstaple. Visit in the summer to take advantage of the sun, which is when the area is at its most popular. In the winter the village is quieter, but the surfing is much better. Accommodations are available in the village, with more options at other nearby towns and villages.

Perfect Couple Holiday Chalet With sea View and Available Sofa bed
Perfect Couple Holiday Chalet With sea View and Available Sofa bed
Woolacombe, ENG
Fully refundable
The price is $103 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 14
This family-friendly Woolacombe chalet is located in a rural location, within 1 mi (2 km) of North Devon Coast and Woolacombe Beach. Barricane Beach and Combesgate ...
4.1/5Very Good! (13 reviews)
great host
"Excellent communication. Was so nice to recieve a box of welcome chocolates after a day teavelling. A nice gesture also having the basics-such as towels, tea and coffee. Was an ideal location for us visiting Wollacobme beach and so peaceful. Will definatley stay again. Thank you"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Perfect Couple Holiday Chalet With sea View and Available Sofa bed
Watersmeet Hotel
Watersmeet Hotel
4 out of 5
Mortehoe, Woolacombe, England
The price is $331 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Nestled on the beach, this Woolacombe hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Combesgate Beach and Woolacombe Beach. Grunta Beach and Barricane Beach are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)
"Location amazing Perfect view from the restaurant"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2021

Watersmeet Hotel
Woolacombe Garden Apartment 2 Bedrooms
Woolacombe Garden Apartment 2 Bedrooms
3.5 out of 5
Glen Affric, Sunnyside Road, Woolacombe, England
Situated in Woolacombe, this golf cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Combesgate Beach and Woolacombe Beach. Barricane Beach and Grunta Beach are also within 1 ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"Overall we had a lovely stay. Wonderful location with amazing views and close to all amenities. Lovely and spacious, bright and comfortable. Owners live upstairs, but are not in your face - just there if you have an issue. Would recommend, but bear in mind there is no wifi or shower (2 recommendations ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Woolacombe Garden Apartment 2 Bedrooms
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cottages at Simonsbath House
Cottages at Simonsbath House
Minehead, ENG
Situated in a rural location, this cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of Exford Memorial Hall, Exmoor National Park, and Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Watersmeet ...
Cottages at Simonsbath House
Apartment-private Bathroom
Apartment-private Bathroom
Minehead, ENG
Situated in Minehead, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Exford Memorial Hall, Exmoor National Park, and Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene. ...
Apartment-private Bathroom
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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