We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Wonderfu, clean sandy beach

A lovely area for walking. Clean sand, clear water and attractive coastline. Follow the beach to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
david w
,
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Beautiful beach

This beach is stunning with something for most people. It is a private beach but is very well... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dorothy O
,
Minehead, United Kingdom
Read all 3,230 reviews
864
All photos (864)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“great beach”(273 reviews)
“clean beach”(169 reviews)
“rock pools”(213 reviews)
About
Woolacombe beach is family owned & family run with families in mind. We provide car parks, a lifeguard service, toilets, first aid and food and beach goods outlets.
Contact
The Esplanade, Woolacombe EX34 7DL, England
Website
01271 870234
Call
Reviews (3,230)
Filter reviews
3,203 results
Traveler rating
2,659
437
71
19
17
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2,659
437
71
19
17
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great beach clean beach rock pools life guards body boarding car park on duty golden sands great facilities clean toilets dogs are allowed soft sand red barn dog owners lovely sand north devon dog walkers
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 3,203 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

A lovely area for walking. Clean sand, clear water and attractive coastline. Follow the beach to the western end and join the coastal path to Staunton beach where there is a great selection of cafes and bars.

Thank david w
Reviewed yesterday

This beach is stunning with something for most people. It is a private beach but is very well maintained. In the summer it is divided into sections and the part by the town is dog free. But that doesn’t spoil it for dog walkers as...More

Thank Dorothy O
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have started to come here as there is a Caravan sites just up the hill which have a bus we can use to get to Woolacombe. It is nice to have the beach set in to different area which are explained on the notice...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great beach, albiet the Putsborough end of the beach is our fav as it's dog freindly al year round! The facilities are excellent with plenty of parking - word or warning.....the Woolacombe town end of the beach gets incredibly busy in the summer months -...More

Thank tracybailey65
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice clean beach lovely to see fit surfers and added Treat was lovely cafe above and my 1st Devon Scone , Delicous.

Thank chillihot59
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large beach, very open and just wonderful clean sand. Stretches for miles and as we went at the end of the season not too many visitors. Car parking might proove problematic when very busy. I walked out to the cold sea and paddled ( too...More

Thank Scribe1305
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is amazing. Great for surfing and swimming. Ideal place for families with young children.

Thank Anne Marie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extensive soft side beach adjacent to the town with all its facilities. Dog friendly on a lead beyond the river, and without a lead beyond the 'rock'.

1  Thank ArthDrwg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked to Putsborough sands cafe and back. Beautiful morning on the beach only spoiled by the smell of luck spreading around Putsborough!

1  Thank TedGB_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited late September, thankfully we had good weather and the beach was not very busy. It is a huge, flat and mainly firm beach, when the tide is out, it is perfect for anything you want to do, be that sunbath, surf, swim, paddle...More

1  Thank David M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
The Woolacombe Bay Hotel
942 reviews
.29 miles away
Watersmeet Hotel
992 reviews
.35 miles away
Royal Hotel
837 reviews
.57 miles away
The Fortescue Arms
138 reviews
1.74 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 46 nearby restaurants
Barricane Beach Cafe
647 reviews
.19 miles away
Chichester Arms
622 reviews
.76 miles away
The Jube
342 reviews
.30 miles away
Watersmeet Hotel & Restaurant
184 reviews
.35 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 18 nearby attractions
Woolacombe Surf Centre
393 reviews
.29 miles away
Walk - Morte Point Trail
200 reviews
.68 miles away
Barricane Beach
215 reviews
.19 miles away
Hunter Surf School
111 reviews
.58 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
lauraburton1990
August 20, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Lettie3010 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure to be honest. But easiest thing is to get yourself a waterproof surf wallet. Google NORTHCORE Waterproof Key & Phone Case they are about £8. I have one it it works a treat. Normally put it on under the wetsuit so... More
0
Votes
Lulusw
August 4, 2018|
Answer
Response from Loopdeloo2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are a few shops with surfboards for sale and hire. You will see them in the small town area behind the Red Barn pub/restaurant and also down by the beach. We used Huntersurf to hire some bodyboards & wetsuits... More
1
Vote
Icklemrs1
July 21, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Loopdeloo2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed to the left of the stream although they must be kept on a lead. If you want to let them off lead then the area is much further down the beach to the left of the millstone. Hope that helps.
3
Votes