Find the best place to stay — Woolacombe

Where to stay around Woolacombe?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,512 holiday lettings near Woolacombe. From 673 cottages to 340 apartments, 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: 2,135 holiday lettings
  • Barricane Beach: 2,124 holiday lettings
  • Putsborough Sands: 2,197 holiday lettings
  • Clovelly Harbour: 2,535 holiday lettings
  • Arlington Court: 2,213 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 cottages in Woolacombe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 673 cottages in Woolacombe. Our other popular types of Woolacombe holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 340 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 330 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 77 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 84 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

    Attractions in and around Woolacombe

    Looking for things to do while you're in Woolacombe? Some of the area's family-friendly attractions for travellers include Big Sheep and Lynton and Lymouth Cliff Railway. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Barricane Beach and Woolacombe Beach. You can take a shopping trip to Pannier Market. Stop by Putsborough Sands, Ilfracombe Harbour and Croyde Bay while in the area. Also you might want to add Verity Statue, Saunton Sands or Arlington Court to your agenda.