Woolacombe is one of the most popular summer holiday destinations in the UK. Its beach is undoubtedly the main attraction, voted Britain's Best Beach on Tripadvisor and the Mail on Sunday in recent years. The three-mile stretch of golden sand is popular with families, couples, surfers and day-trippers alike, drawing thousands of visitors to go on holidays in Woolacombe each year.
Why visit Woolacombe?
The main thing is, of course, the beach. Once you visit it you will see why it is so popular with everyone who visits. Perfect for swimming, surfing and working on that tan, it is also great for your four-legged friend, with a large part of the beach allowing dogs.
Things to do in Woolacombe:
Away from the amazing beach, where you can learn to surf or paddle board, there a number of things to do throughout Woolacombe. Enjoy great pub grub in the Red Barn, or try your hand at one of the two mini-golf courses or the pitch and putt course. There are also some great shops if you fancy a bit of retail therapy.
Why stay in a Woolacombe cottage?
If you want a beach on your doorstep and incredible views from your Devon holiday home out towards Lundy Island, then one of the many great cottages in Woolacombe will be perfect. Our range of cottages overlooking the sea is suitable for all your needs, whether visiting with your family or if you’re looking for a more luxurious stay. With our dog-friendly cottages, it means you can bring your pet pooch with you as well!
Three must-see things in Woolacombe:
- The sports complex at Golden Coast Holiday Park has a state of the art surf simulator, so you can get some practice in before hitting the waves
- Fly like a bird during a tandem hang gliding experience and enjoy some of the best views of the dramatic coastline
- If lying on the beach isn’t your thing, why not jump on a horse and ride from one end to the other?