Woolacombe Beach

Visit Woolacombe Beach

Woolacombe a popular seaside resort on the coast of North Devon and an award winning sandy beach backed sand dunes, deep in the valley. The beach is two and a half miles of sand, excellent waters with watersports and activities. It is popular with families and great for surfers with plenty of amenities seaside shops, cafes, restaurants and B&B’s in the village, including and surfing tuition and equipment hire.

Did you Know? Once known as Wolmecoma (Wolves Valley), the American armed forces used Woolacombe Beach for traing for the D-Day landings.

This beach is …

  • An Award-Winning Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Great For Swimming

What to see and do

  • Learn To Surf

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Places to stay

  • Holiday cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Woolacombe Beach

Beach Location

Bideford, North Devon


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Getting There

Map of Woolacombe Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

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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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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