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Woolacombe is a small coastal village in North Devon famous for its wide sweeping sandy bay and its excellent surfing conditions. It is a family oriented resort town and the three mile long beach is the perfect place to head day after day for seaside fun, surfing lessons, or wonderful walks when the weather’s not so warm. The beach and its waters have been awarded many accolades over the years and holds a Blue Flag status and Premier Seaside Beach award for the cleanliness and quality of the water as well as the beach’s facilities. Lifeguards are on duty all summer long and ensure safe swimming and surfing through the season.
The village of Woolacombe is a lively place with a friendly laid-back vibe. The seafront is lined with restaurants, bars, and cafes and further back into the town there are plenty of cosy holiday cottages to choose as your home from home for your next holiday. Woolacombe is a great destination for a group of friends celebrating a special occasion or if you’re looking for a tranquil and beautiful location for a family holiday. The village is small but has a lively nightlife, with chilled out bars putting on live music and events throughout the summer months.
What to do in Woolacombe
The beach is the hub of life in Woolacombe. Whether you want to walk the length of it for the beautiful views, if you want to lie on the soft sand and soak up the sun, or if you want to get into the water and splash in the waves, the huge beach has plenty to entertain you throughout your entire holiday. In Woolacombe town, there are plenty of places where you can hire all you need to become a pro surfer, you can also book a surfing lessons where you’ll be taught the basics and foundations by a local expert.
Woolacombe is ideally placed to explore the other beautiful coastal towns along North Devon’s peninsula. The pretty Victorian resort town of Ilfracombe is only a short drive away where you can browse the pretty shops and enjoy a picnic on the harbour walls. A short walk away is the pretty cliff top village of Mortehoe. Less than a mile away along the South West Coast Path, this is a lovely place for a day trip to see the local fishermen bringing in their catch of fresh lobster, or watching the world go by from a little tea room.