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Gorgeous sandy beach

Such a beautiful sandy beach,What more can I say even when the weather isn't amazing this beach is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alex H
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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What an amazing beach and hats off to all involve in keeping it this way. As dog owners we are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Newbury, United Kingdom
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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.
The Esplanade, Woolacombe EX34 7DL, England
01271 870234
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful sandy beach,What more can I say even when the weather isn't amazing this beach is still lovely to visit. With the rock pools for the kids to explore the coffee and hot chocolate for mum and dad everyone's a winner!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alex H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing beach and hats off to all involve in keeping it this way. As dog owners we are responsible and always clear up our mess, however we did not notice any dog poo either on the beaches or footpaths. It is however a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cromwellhoward
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are spoilt here in North Devon. We have so much gorgeous coastline surrounding us that choosing a beach to go to can be a task. But We usually takes the cake due to the utterly breathing views and the mixture of old & new,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SadieJarvis
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

It's always clean, easy to park close by and the surf is great. And my goodness it is beautiful!! Great for long walks or just relaxing in the sun when the weather is good.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Merret
Reviewed December 30, 2018

it's an increasingly sad fact but a trip to Woolacombe beach has again been soured by the ever increasing number of dog owners who seem happy to leave their dog's faeces on the verge of carparks, on the beaches and the sides of the dune...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alex W
parkinestatesadmin, Manager at Woolacombe Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Thank you for your review. Both we and the National Trust who own the dunes to the back of the beach and hence the pathways that you mention are aware that this is becoming a problem at this time of year. Thankfully it is much...More

Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

When We arrived in Woolacombe I was sure it rung a bell. Once on the beach I remembered we came here when was about 8 yrs old. The beach is fabulous and blue flag beach means the sea was good to swim in. Much classier...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

What a great time of year to visit Woolacombe . No crowds of bucket baring kids . December sees the beach pretty much empty with only dog walkers and surfers. Free parking on the Esplanade. All cafes and shops still open. Just the peace you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 439teaganc
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Really love this beach. Sandy and safe. Even in winter it's great for walking. Slightly steep access.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank susief1386
Reviewed December 2, 2018

This is a lovely unspoilt beach with miles of hard clean sand. In November you pretty much have it to yourself!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gina R
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Stunning beach, we went in October and it was bust then... Very clean and beautifully kept beach. Lots of surfers at this beach, had shop where you could hire wetsuits etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 13, 2019|
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Response from hosay_29 | Reviewed this property |
Yes easy to walk level
Amanda W
October 23, 2018|
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Response from 439teaganc | Reviewed this property |
Dogs allowed on woolacombe and Pudsbough in December
August 20, 2018|
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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