Woolacombe Beach North Devon


Life’s a beach…

We’ve always loved Woolacombe beach North Devon.  Now lo and behold it’s won the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for UK beaches.  But not only that, it’s been voted fourth best in Europe and thirteenth in the world.  Woolacombe beach also holds the ‘England for Excellence Gold Award’ for best family resort and was voted the Best British Beach in the Mail On Sunday.  Our guests staying at Berry House love it too!

3 miles of sandy beach to enjoy; sandcastle heaven!  Or if you’re into water sports this beach has so much to offer – it’s been a firm favourite with locals for years and is renowned for its high water quality.  When the North Atlantic waves are rolling in the surfing and body boarding are excellent and even on calmer days the kayaking and paddle boarding are really fun.  The beach has life guards on duty to ensure safe family swimming usually from Easter to the end of September.

With so much space the beach is perfect for boisterous family beach games and then perhaps for something quieter we’d suggest a stroll along the dramatic coastal path and you may be lucky enough to spot the seals.  All the traditional beach favourites are here too, with rock pools to explore for marine life, ice-creams to be enjoyed and deckchairs to be relaxed in.

Woolacombe beach is dog friendly too, so Fido is welcome to join the family fun.

The nearby village has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with shops, cafes, several pubs and places to buy or hire beach kit, as well as at the beach.  Turning to the more practical matters, there is a chemist, a post office and a bank with cash point.

So if you’re in North Devon, or starting to plan your summer holiday this is definitely one place to visit, we love it summer or winter.

North Devon beach