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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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Recent Reviews

Fantastic apartment with stunning views and only a stones throw away from the beach.

5 of 5
We've just returned from a fantastic family weekend away in Woolacombe; many thanks to the owners who were very accommodating and made our holiday that extra bit special. The apartment is in a brilliant location and has parking outside. The apartment is clean, well kitted out with everything you need including towels, tea towels and bedding. It has spectacular views and we loved sitting outside on the balcony in the morning and evening. The location is ideal for exploring the coves, rock climbing, body boarding, sand castles, lazy beach times, shell hunting, local food and best of all for absorbing the beauty of the coastline and sea air. We would highly recommend this apartment to all and hope to return again ourselves in the near future to build even more amazing family memories!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Great base.

4 of 5
Great cosy flat for a short stay and base for the area. Nice touch with the complimentery items. Cleaner was prompt.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017