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Build sandcastles with the lads

every single grain in between my toes is worth it. Magnificent. Another one of earths beautys. Hats... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Great for a long stroll.....

If you like a beach where you wander, with a great view, watch surfers, marvel at nature at its... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, 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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We enjoyed walking Alfie on Woolacombe beach - miles of golden sands, mostly dog friendly. We walked to the beach from Twitchen house, lovely walk, and had lunch at a lovely dog friendly pub on the sea front, The Red Barn.More

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parkinestatesadmin, Manager at Woolacombe Beach, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Thank you for your kind review. We are a family owned company and try hard to cater for family needs. We 'zoned' the beach several years ago and you will find a 'dog free' zone, a dogs on leads one and the area that you...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

I came down to Woolacombe with my family to build sandcastles, play bat & ball, and to do a bit of surfing on Sunday morning. I was about to go in the water until some sort of surfing club started shouting at anyone who went...More

19  Thank amygoodman75
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

every single grain in between my toes is worth it. Magnificent. Another one of earths beautys. Hats off to Mother Nature

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like a beach where you wander, with a great view, watch surfers, marvel at nature at its best.......then this place is hard to beat. Stunning. Matt

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic beach. We were there in Sept Sat on beach in 26 degrees. Totally unspoilt clean beach. Safe for kid.lovely cafes across from beach . Just love it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a while in september while the weather was still nice. Its a lovely wide stretch of beach and the sea is shallow and goes out for miles. Great place to spend the day in the sun. parking was easy and shops cafe...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a simply the greatest beach I have been on 3 miles of fantastic clean space. Kids love it. Recommend walking the whole length to Putsbourgh and back.

Thank alfiered
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is lovely. We were lucky to get the end of the sun here before winter, we enjoyed sitting on the beach with a drink and watched the sun go down

1  Thank buzpops123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach. Everyone welcome. It was the first time at the beach for our dog and he absolutely loved it.

1  Thank l0uprice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the beach very clean and the waves for the body boarding were brilliant . Good location with car parking. Views are amazing

1  Thank anitaguest3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely great place! Really clear air making for stunning sunsets. Waves are usually good enough to surf on which, even in october, is still recommend

1  Thank Inspiration823310
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those beaches where the sea seems to go out forever and never gets any deeper, it also comes in quite rapidly too which can catch you unawares! There are several sets of toilets close by and a car park just off...More

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Amanda W
October 23, 2018|
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Response from alfiered | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is an area where no dogs are allowed and other where dogs must be on a lead.
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
August 4, 2018|
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