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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

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Perfect Family Apartment overlooking the sea

4 of 5
We were visiting Woolacombe Bay to celebrate New Years Eve with friends, so the apartment provided the perfect base for us. We had a wonderful ever changing view of the beach, and easy access to walking the eight kms return along the seas edge . It is a very pretty spot to while away the weekend.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017

Perfect base for our Xmas holiday

5 of 5
Ocean Heights is a lovely apartment with spectacular views over the stunning Woolacombe bay. You can waste an awful lot of time just staring at the view from the bedroom, lounge or the terraces. The apartment is well located, literally a couple of minutes walk from all the shops, restaurants and the beach. The apartment is well equipped with everything we expected and more and communication with the owner was great from start to finish. Some of the local restaurants and pubs were closed over the Xmas period, but we managed to find somewhere to eat and drink most days, following our long walks along the beaches and beyond. I would definitely recommend Ocean Heights for couples or small families. We are looking forward to going back as soon as we can.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 08, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017