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Woolacombe Beach

The Esplanade, Woolacombe EX34 7DL, England
01271 870234
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Super beach

Plenty of space for all. Great surfing. No sharp shells to cut feet. Manned by lifeguards. Dogs... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2016
nicadvis0r
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful beach and area as a whole

Stunning clean beach area. This beach caters for all types of families / couples. The beach has... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2016
David W
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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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The Esplanade, Woolacombe EX34 7DL, England
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

Plenty of space for all. Great surfing. No sharp shells to cut feet. Manned by lifeguards. Dogs allowed on most of beach.

Thank nicadvis0r
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Stunning clean beach area. This beach caters for all types of families / couples. The beach has separate areas for people to walk dogs - the area is a dog friendly area as a whole but segregates the beach for hygiene. Well worth a visit...More

Thank David W
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Woolacombe is a sandy beach around 2 miles long ranging between Woolacombe and Putsborough. There are cafes at both ends of the beach and parking. It is a very clean beach, good for surfing and playing in the sea. There are lifeguards with designated areas...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

My girls love the beach, and this one was amazing. We were on holiday and forgotten to pack the buckets and spades, so after a quick purchase (reasonably priced) we headed down for a bit of sandcastle building. Weather was typically British but we had...More

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Beautiful wide expanse of clean sandy beach suitable for all the family and dogs too. Car parking nearby and cafe and toilet facilities excellent.

Thank westie4me2016
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Having been to many beaches over the years, Woolacombe has to be one of the best and weather depending one of the busiest. Get there early to avoid long queues for the car park. £8 all day parking which is worth it if you making...More

Thank Ben N
Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is a fantastic beach - great for body boarding and surfing! The sand is beautiful, just right for sand castles! We booked a beach hut that made life really easy as we could lock everything away at the end of the day instead of...More

Thank suehillage
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We have been here for two days with my girlfriend. Very nice and clean beach, but the water was very cold, very good for surfing but not good for swimming. Good places to eat and the ice cream is delicious.

Thank lens40
Reviewed September 7, 2016

This beach is fantastic , views amazing , waves awesome .. Great walking and very clean. Restaurant and toilets close by . A must see in north Devon

Thank JanieC50
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Woolacombe beach is an absolutely stunning huge wide beach. Totally safe for children. There is a section which dog free which is prefect if your children are a bit wary of dogs. Does get incredibly busy in good weather but it's so huge you'll always...More

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Dchorth
June 17, 2017|
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Response from parkinestatesadmin | Property representative |
Yes, plenty of food outlets on and just off the beach plus in the village itself.
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Nyssa L
April 5, 2017|
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Response from parkinestatesadmin | Property representative |
Yes they are their from Easter until eat end of the season.
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_andreaorgiddy
September 29, 2016|
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Response from splashcat | Reviewed this property |
Woolacombe is a big, open beach, lovely for an easy walk. However it is a sand beach so maybe not easy for all elderly and/or disabled. Both this and Croyde have very close car parks but wouldn't take a wheelchair to either... More
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