Devon’s Treasure: Reasons To Love Woolacombe

Devon’s Treasure: Reasons To Love Woolacombe

I first visited Woolacombe when I was twelve years old. I remember it really well. It was one of those family holidays in the UK that really sticks in my memory. I loved it so much that I have returned on numerous occasions in my adult years.


Where is Woolacombe?

Woolacombe is a beautiful seaside resort and it’s located on the North coast of Devon. It’s a very popular holiday destination for UK holidaymakers and can get very busy during the Summer month. A popular attraction is it’s fabulous surfing conditions.

Family’s also love visiting Woolacombe because there is a great deal to do there and the beach is one of Britain’s best.


Where to stay In Woolacombe

There are many options for places to stay in Woolacombe. You may want to choose the novelty of a caravan park, or the luxury of a hotel. You can also choose to stay in a home from home in a beautiful cottage. Woolacombe Cottages are available all year round and are the perfect choice for a bigger group or a family. The luxury of staying in a cottage is that you can treat it as your own, (within reason of course!). If you fancy a barbecue in the garden, you can. And then when the children are in bed, you can relax.


woolacombe cottages


Things To Do In Woolacombe

With so much to do in Woolacombe, I thought I’d give you a quick list of things you can get up to if you are lucky enough to visit any time soon.


Go to the beach

You simply can’t go to Woolacombe and not visit its stunning beach that has golden sands that stretch for two miles. As I mentioned earlier, it’s very popular with surfers but is equally as popular with families and couples alike. There is plenty of space for many a sandcastle to be built and even the odd rockpool to explore.

If you fancy having a go at surfing, there are shops to hire all the gear you need and a number of surf schools to help you get started.


Walk the Morte Point Trail

There’s a National Trust treat for you in this area of North Devon. Don your walking boots and walk the Morte Point trail. If you fancy getting in touch with nature and taking some time out doing a quieter activity whilst taking in some views at the same time, then this could be for you. The coastline is a sight to behold and you may even catch a glimpse of seals and dolphins along the way!


morte point

Georgeham: Morte Bay
cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Martin Bodman – geograph.org.uk/p/39129



If you want to get active but don’t fancy all that walking, there is a wide range of watersports available for you to partake in. You could find yourself either Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Kayaking or Canoeing before your holiday is out.


Don’t forget, you’re not far from Ilfracombe, Croyde and Westward Ho! So if you want to see neighbouring resorts, you can always jump in the car and explore further.



I’m already looking forward to the next time we visit. Woolacombe will always be one of those places we will return to, time and time again. It’s a reliable holiday location that we will always enjoy. I can’t wait to go back.



Featured image: By Becks (Putsborough to Woolacombe) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


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