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One of the Most Beautiful Beaches in the UK

We are spoilt here in North Devon. We have so much gorgeous coastline surrounding us that choosing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SadieJarvis
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Exeter
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My favourite beach!

It's always clean, easy to park close by and the surf is great. And my goodness it is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Merret
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Bangor, 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.
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The Esplanade, Woolacombe EX34 7DL, England
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Reviewed 3 days 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Mariewiltshire
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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JoP2107
January 13, 2019|
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Response from swift-simba | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. It would be worth asking the Devon tourist board.
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Amanda W
October 23, 2018|
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Response from 439teaganc | Reviewed this property |
Dogs allowed on woolacombe and Pudsbough in December
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lauraburton1990
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
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