Woody Bay

Visit Woody Bay

Just west of Lynton, Woody Bay (known as Wooda Bay until 1901) is a beautiful and secluded beach situated below an ancient oak woodland area. The rock and pebble beach is reached by a fairly steep winding path, and there is a stream which flows down the hill. The area is a birdwatchers paradise, and there are amazing coastal walks to be taken. There is plenty of holiday accommodation around Woody Bay from camping grounds to romantic B&Bs.

Driving take the A361 towards Barnstaple, and then the A39 through Lynton and the follow signs for Martinhoe and Woody Bay.

did you Know? Woody Bay Railway Station originally opened in 1898 and closed in 1935. It has now been restored, and is a popular visitor attraction

This beach is …

  • Off The Beaten Path
  • Great For Swimming

What to see and do

  • Go Birdwatching

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Places to stay

  • Holiday cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting To Woody Bay

Beach Location


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Getting There

Map of Woody Bay Beach

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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