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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 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

KITTI - Open Plan Sitting Area - View 1 Kittiwake

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Spacious modern holiday home with uniterrupted sea views directly on The Esplanade opposite Combesgate beach.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
£683 - £1478 per week *

KITTI View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3.5 Stars
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer The dining area Tides Edge, Woolacombe

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Quality accommodation in peaceful yet highly convenient location.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£359 - £1110 per week *

TEDGE View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 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 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.2 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Golden Beach is a ground floor apartment located in a quieter part of Woolacombe village Golden Beach

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Ground floor apartment in this popular beach resort. Close to the centre of the village with shops, restaurants and pubs all within a few minutes walk and easy access to miles of golden sands.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£363 - £1108 per week *

GOLDBE View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.2 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

New Property Bi-folding doors open from the lounge to the terrace Number 53

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A high quality detached bungalow offering superb views over Woolacombe Bay and just a short downhill walk to all village amenities and award winning beach.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 miles to the nearest pub
£595 - £1510 per week *

NUM53 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels provided
  • 4.5 Stars
  • 0.5 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Outdoor storage space
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Seaspray

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Ground floor apartment with lovely sea views just a few minutes walk from the beach and village centre.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
£527 - £1379 per week *

SEASP2 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.25 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

With stunning views over Woolacombe Bay this fabulous apartment enjoys a most enviable position Waves

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Capturing the stunning views towards Woolacombe Bay this modern spacious apartment is extremely well equipped.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
£580 - £1458 per week *

BEAC3 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.3 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
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Split level garden with lawned areas and flower borders Francis Cottage

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Detached family bungalow. Traditionally furnished, spacious property in elevated position with beautiful views of the beach and Baggy Point.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
£469 - £1377 per week *

N1711 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.25 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

Push the boat out and treat yourself to a bit of luxury...

If you want to indulge in a little luxury when booking your holiday cottage, we've got the place for you.

Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

The light, spacious, and stylish open plan living room has comfy leather sofas Shore Line

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Close to the centre of the village and within a level walk of the beach this ground floor apartment offers a wonderful base in this award winning beach resort.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£325 - £1126 per week *

SHORAT View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 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
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Comfortable leather sofas in this open plan living area Sunny Beach

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Central village location just a short stroll from the beach.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£363 - £1108 per week *

N2066 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 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 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.2 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
This Property is Awaiting Grading

A fabulous space to socialise with friends and family, there's even a special chair for the kids! Ocean Villa

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Fantastic sea views can be enjoyed from this detached contemporary beach villa. Just a short downhill walk to award winning beach and village amenities

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£520 - £1680 per week *

OCVILL View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.25 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Outdoor storage space
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Stunning panoramic views of Woolacombe Bay from the sun terrace Blue Reef

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A beautifully presented, spacious modern apartment, furnished to a high standard. A large private south facing terrace with stunning panoramic views of Woolacombe Bay

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
£582 - £1485 per week *

BREEF View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.3 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Outdoor storage space
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer

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