Boasting an impressive number of superior qualities, Woolacombe Beach was voted best beach in Devon and voted second place in the Travellers' Choice 2013 Top 25 Beaches in the United Kingdom by b. Indeed its 5-star reviews and exalting comments from visitors do justice to this wonderful part of Devon offering the perfect spot for a family holiday in this part of South West England. Some of the reasons why Woolacombe’s beach is so popular include the following:
Woolacombe Beach offers access to numerous convenient amenities. Located at Woolacombe are many surfing shops, ice cream parlors, vendors for tea and other refreshments, toilets, etc. Parking is available, but as it may be rather pricey, alternative parking near the beach is a less expensive option.
Camping and Caravan sites such as woolacombe.co.uk are conveniently located near Woolacombe Beach, with a wide variety of budget-friendly or luxurious options available.
All camping parks at Woolacombe Bay include level pitching grounds and some campsites have saunas, play areas and permission to admit pets. Camping in this area of Devon is a delight and offers an alternative choice for families whilst nearby hotels cater for those looking for a bit of luxury.
Woolacombe Beach is also very clean and comfortable, allowing visitors to relax and enjoy themselves in a fun and carefree manner. The sand is beautiful, unsullied, and perfect for lying down in the sun, building sandcastles, or just enjoying the soft smoothness of the sand on the skin or between the fingers and toes.
Safety is extremely important and is what makes Woolacombe the perfect family-friendly destination. Woolacombe bay is secure with touring wardens, and the waters of the beach are protected by the Coast Guard. The beach is split into areas that allow dogs and those that do not, so everyone can feel safe and welcome. The scenic drive toward the beach along the gorgeous coastal roads is also an experience that the whole family will enjoy.
The location of Woolacombe Beach is a picturesque one with eye-catching scenery characterising by the walks and horseback rides along the beach or the cliffs. The breathtaking Lundy Island is also visible from this location. Woolacombe is located close to some fantastic hotels that earn five out of five stars, including The Rocks Hotel, Surf View Guest House, Green Gates Bed and Breakfast, Sunny Nook, and Download House.
Wide range of activities
With a vast selection of possible activities at Woolacombe, there is truly something for everybody. Options include swimming in the ocean or rock pools, surfing, bodyboarding, cricket, horse riding, walking, boat tours, fishing, etc. The views are stunning when horse riding and walking along the stunning scenery, and Woolacombe is a superior surf location with great waves for surfers all year round.
It’s easy to see why Woolacombe beach was voted best beach in Devon and amongst the 25 best beaches in Europe as voted by TripAdvisor. For families, Woolacombe beach offers a really fun and safe environment for kids to play with great amenities and accommodation close by.