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Woolacombe Cottages

To sum up Woolacombe in three words you could simply opt for – Beach Lover’s Paradise, but don’t let that fool you into thinking the village can only offer its three mile stretch of award-winning golden sands.

There is plenty more Woolacombe can provide, from a lively range of pubs and restaurants to laid back cafes and coffee shops. Throw in some top visitor attractions and you will begin to see why this is a destination for all ages.

Can you tell me more about the beach?

Woolacombe is consistently voted one of England’s best family resorts, and the beach is undoubtedly the star attraction. It has been recently voted as the UK's Best Beach by TripAdvisor users for the second year in a row (February 2016) and also ranked fifth in Trip Advisor's guide to best European beaches! The northern tip of the beach is perched in front of Woolacombe village, and the southern tip merges with Putsborough to form Putsborough Sands. The beach is eminently popular with families and surfers.

For surf lovers, Woolacombe runs Croyde pretty close in the stakes for top surfing conditions in North Devon. The swell of waves and sheer size of the beach, makes finding a quiet spot with perfect surfing conditions easy to come by. (Be prepared: When the tide is out, it can be a fair walk to reach the waves).

For families, the beach offers perfect conditions for sun-bathing, relaxing and of course, good old fashioned beach games. The sand, for the most part is compacted by the sea water leaving it in perfect condition for beach cricket, a personal favourite of mine.

Nearest the village you will find the softer sand, and protection from the wind. But be warned this is naturally the most popular spot, and during summer, you will have to get down to the beach early to grab your spot.

On the beach, refreshments and food are offered from a mobile-catering unit, and bins are prevalently scattered around to ensure beach cleanliness is maintained.

What about your four-legged friend? Woolacombe in the main is a dog-friendly beach. Between April 1st and September 30th dogs are only permitted south of the stream. As you enter the beach, via the main entrance, you will see the stream running towards the beach. Here you will be presented with two signs. The one on the right will signify the beach is dog-friendly, and the one of the left will say dog-free. But for the rest of the year, your dog will be able to enjoy unrestricted access to the three-mile stretch of sand playground.

What can I do away from the beach?

If you want a break from basking in the North Devon sunshine on the golden sands then you won’t be left disappointed by Woolacombe’s assortment of things to do.

If you have kids to entertain then a trip to Funder Island may suffice. This 15-hole pirate themed adventure golf course is a hit with kids of all ages. The attraction can also offer self-controlled pirate boats, water-cannon games and racing cars. For the more experienced golfers amongst you, there is a 9-hole pitch and putt course in the grounds of Woolacombe Bay Hotel, opposite Funder Island. A small admission fee is charged for both of these, but hours of entertainment are guaranteed.

For a more relaxing experience away from the beach, take a relaxing stroll around the New Gallery. This showroom and art gallery boasts an impressive display of local work (all of the work in the gallery is produced by North Devon folk).

Alternatively, for a completely unique holiday experience, why not head down to Woolacombe Riding Stables. Located next to Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park, the stables offer you the chance to ride in over 200 acres of countryside, and during the quieter months, along the beach.

Where can I eat and drink in Woolacombe?

Woolacombe offers a countless array of eateries and pubs for you to handpick from. It’s hard to pick a favourite from the ever-growing list, but for location and uniqueness alone it is hard to ignore Barricane Beach Café. This is a bit of a local secret, and I may come under scrutiny for giving it away, but the beach café hides a culinary secret. During the day they rustle up baguettes, cakes and coffees, but come the evening the café transforms itself into a Sri Lankan curry house, allowing you to sit on the beach eating authentic Asian cuisine. (Note: The evening cuisine is only available between June and September).

For a restaurant and bar that certainly doesn’t hide anything, The Red Barn in the centre of Woolacombe is a popular spot. A large, in your face, red building that once inside could have you believing you are in Australia. Good food, drinks, music and surfboards are guaranteed.

The Boardwalk is another top joint, with stunning views out across the Atlantic Ocean. They specialise in rustling up authentic local produce, and often run themed Asian and Italian evenings.

A notable mention must also go to Beachcombers. Perched just yards away from the beach this restaurant is not the easiest to find, but well worth doing so. They are also open as a café throughout the day. A final mention must go to Eddy’s, a small café turned restaurant in the heart of Woolacombe.

For a more detailed look at what the restaurants can offer, feel free to visit our interactive map, packed with restaurants, pubs and attractions.

What is nearby?

If you want to spread your wings beyond Woolacombe, then you will be pleasantly surprised to discover the village enjoys a wonderful location for exploring the rest of North Devon. If you travel south, within 10 minutes you will find yourself swapping the golden sands of Woolacombe for the golden sands of Croyde, and Braunton is only a further five minutes south. In a northerly direction, Mortehoe is just a stone’s throw away and the quirky town of Ilfracombe can be reached within 10 minutes.

Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Small Group Discount Modern living room has comfy leather seating flanking the attractive fireplace with electric wood burning style stove, perfect for cosy evenings Tamarin

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A modern stylish and surprisingly spacious ground floor apartment just a stones throw from the beach and village centre. *** Special lower price offered for couples in low season***

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£408 - £969 per week *

TAMAR View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Small Group Discount Heather Lea is only a few minutes walk of the beach and centre of Woolacombe. Heather Lea

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A bright modern apartment occupying the first floor of the owners home with lovely views over the village towards the sea. ***Heather Lea offers a special lower price for couples in low season***

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£365 - £891 per week *

HEATH View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

View across to Baggy point and Woolcombe from the balcony Narracott Apartment 9

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A stylishly furnished apartment with private parking in a great location within a short walk of Woolacombes award winning beach and village centre.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£397 - £1130 per week *

NARR9 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Sea views don't get much better than this! Bay View

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

With the most stunning sea views this modern apartment is a perfect family base, just a few minutes stroll to the beach and all that the popular village of Woolacombe has to offer.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
£468 - £1230 per week *

BAYV View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.25 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

18 Driftwood, Woolacombe

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Delightful high quality and stylish apartment in the centre of the village close to all amenities and within a 5 minute level walk of the beautiful surfing beaches of Woolacombe Bay.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
£408 - £969 per week *

18DRIF View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.25 miles from the coast
  • Outdoor storage space
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

This stylish contemporary apartment has been designed to provide the perfect beach-base retreat for surfers and families The Beach Snug

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A NEWLY REGISTERED stylish apartment with coast and countryside views. Close to the award winning beach and a perfect beach-base retreat for surfers and families

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£408 - £1081 per week *

BSNUG View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Outdoor storage space
  • Dishwasher

Special Offer Light and bright open plan living area Sand Dunes, Woolacombe

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Sand Dunes is in a brilliant location just a short walk from the beach and is furnished to a high standard with a contemporary finish.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£359 - £1110 per week *

SANDD View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.2 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer

Relax and unwind in front of a roaring open fire...

Book one of our cottages with an open fire or woodburner and you won't want to leave

Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Oysters

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A superbly comfortable detached holiday home with magnificent views over Woolacombe Bay.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£547 - £1600 per week *

OYST3 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.5 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Woolacombe and Putsborough beach in the distance Hilltop Vista

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Located in the hillsides above Woolacombe Bay and offering magnificent sea, coast and countryside views. Just a 15 mins downhill walk or few minutes drive to the magnificent award winning beach and all village amenities.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.7 miles to the nearest pub
£350 - £879 per week *

HILLTP View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.7 miles to the nearest pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 0.7 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
This Property is Awaiting Grading

Special Offer 5 Byron Apartments

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

High quality duplex apartment in sought after beachside location with exceptional sea views and onsite facilities coming soon

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£770 - £1850 per week *

5BYRON View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original CottagesThis property can be found on Niche Retreats

Beach House - lovingly furnished, tastefully decorated and equipped for comfort and enjoyment Beach House, Woolacombe

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Spacious and modern wiith sea views and all bedrooms with en suite facilities. Games room, wet room, an upstairs balcony and great location are yet more features of this beautifully presented holiday home.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
£989 - £2285 per week *

BEACHH View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.2 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer

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