Where to stay around Woolacombe?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,580 holiday lettings near Woolacombe. From 533 houses to 492 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Woolacombe is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Woolacombe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Woolacombe. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Woolacombe Beach: 2,244 holiday lettings
  • Barricane Beach: 2,216 holiday lettings
  • Croyde Bay: 2,354 holiday lettings
  • Ilfracombe Harbour: 2,033 holiday lettings
  • Saunton Sands: 2,397 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Woolacombe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Woolacombe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 533 houses in Woolacombe. Our other popular types of Woolacombe holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 492 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 390 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 72 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Woolacombe?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 83 holiday homes with pool available in Woolacombe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    When you rent a holiday cottage or a holiday rental home in Woolacombe, Devon there's always something for the children to do, come rain or shine

    Woolacombe is a seaside resort in North Devon. It is a west facing sandy beach and is called a "combe" because it lies at the mouth of a valley. Woolacombe sands stretches for three miles and as far as Putsborough. This is a good beach for those learning to surf, as is Saunton and it has been awarded "Premier Seaside Beach" and the "Blue Flag" for its water quality, cleanliness and facilities and has been ranked in the world's top ten beaches.

    Places to holiday in Woolacombe

    Woolacombe Bay is a popular destination for surfing and has many surf schools and places where you can hire equipment. The population in the winter months is small but this swells significantly with holidaymakers in the summer. Visitors used to stay in hotels, guest houses and holiday apartments, but times are changing and the best way to see all that this area has to offer is from the comfort of a self catering holiday rental because it offers so much more freedom than a hotel.

    Most of the entertainment in the area is aimed specifically at tourists and the crazy golf course in the centre of the village features model buildings of various North Devon Landmarks at each hole. Woolacombe holiday cottages are perfect for exploring the coastal path and the many attractions that North Devon has on offer.

    Woolacombe is a lively village with great café's, restaurants and pubs serving a la carte, pancakes, carvery and seafood, which is why so many people return to their coastal cottage year after year. If the weather turns bad the Play Hut in neighbouring Ilfracombe has an indoor soft play area with slides, ball pits, games, bridges and a great deal more.

    Things to do in Woolacombe

    A cruise on the Ilfracombe Princess, a passenger catamaran takes you past beautiful scenery with sightings of sea birds, seals and dolphins. The seals cruise takes you pass fresh waterfalls, Brandy Cove, Lee village, Breakneck Point, Rockham Bay and Bull Point Lighthouse. There is also a birdwatching trip around Exmoor. H2Outdoor provide an exhilarating range of outdoor activities including mountain biking, kayaking, surfing, climbing, abseiling and coasteering within the beautiful surroundings of North Devon.

    Woolacombe Riding stables at Eastacott have been featured on Blue Peter. It is an approved stable, supplies boots and hats and offers a choice of rides for the experienced or the novice rider. A trip to Lundy Island on MS Oldenburg is a truly unique adventure as is the Tunnels Beaches with the four tunnels and tidal swimming pool.

    Woolacombe and the surrounding districts have events and festivals throughout the year and at these times you will have to book cottages early to save disappointment. These include the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival, Devon County Show at WestPoint in Exeter, Earl of Rhone at Combe Martin, Braunton Carnival, Victorian Week at Ilfracombe, Strawberry Fair at Combe Martin, Gold Coast Ocean Fest at Croyde and Woolacombe, the National Sandcastle competition at Woolacombe and Mortehoe Scarecrow Festival.

    Weather in Woolacombe

    Woolacombe's climate is mild and neighbouring Ilfracombe is considered the third warmest town in the UK.

    Travel to Woolacombe

    Exeter and Plymouth airports serve Woolacombe. The mainline railway is at Barnstable and there are buses from Barnstable to Ilfracombe

    Exploring nature around Woolacombe holiday cottages

    With the roaring swells of the Atlantic Ocean on 1 side and the rolling green hills and farm fields of the North Devon AONB on the other, Woolacombe holiday homes are a perfect choice for lovers of the great outdoors. It's possible to book places that have coastal hiking paths squiggling out and along the clifftops right from their doorstep. The treks to windblown Baggy Point and across the grassy downs to Potters Hill are among some of the most popular. Local stables have steeds awaiting for those who want to get in the saddle for cobweb-busting gallops over the beach. And then – of course – there's the surf. Forever crashing and bashing against the North Devon shores, it ensures you're rarely short of a wave to ride in these parts.

    Seasonal weather in Woolacombe

    If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 20°F.

    Exploring the natural landscape of Woolacombe

    Travellers appreciate the pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views, which is just a taste of what Woolacombe has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Woolacombe is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Barricane Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
    • Woolacombe Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Putsborough Sands (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
    • Croyde Bay (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
    • Saunton Sands (6 mi / 9.6 km)
    • Glen Lyn Gorge (16.8 mi / 27 km)