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.

“Beautiful Beach”
Review of Woolacombe Beach

Woolacombe Beach
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Woolacombe
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a fun, family-friendly, beautiful sandy beach at the heart of a traditional Devon village. Even in mid October our two young children (aged 5 and 3) spent hours here just being entertained by the beach. Climbing rocks and exploring rock pools. Building sand castles to throwing on a wet suit and having a go on their body-board in the sea. They were able to do it all.

There is plenty of parking available but it will soon fill up, especially in the summer months. In the autumn and winter months, the majority of the parking is free where in the summer it can be up to around £14s a day. There are also free public toilets near by and plenty of places to grab something to eat.

The beach is very popular with the local and surfing community and during our visit; we thought the beach was clean and tidy. It is however only as clean and tidy as the people who visit choose to leave it so please take your rubbish away with you! There are plenty of bins around the bay.

Thank walshyfamily
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (2,886)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

2,291 - 2,295 of 2,886 reviews

Reviewed October 16, 2013

The beach at Woolacombe is superb. It is so big that you can literally walk for miles and see few people at the time of year we visited. The sea was clean and the surf wonderful.

Thank Monal19
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We have just had a lovely weekend in Woolacombe staying at The Rocks Hotel. The sun was shining and was warm enough to be just wearing T shirts. The beach was busy with surfers and children making sandcastles. Walked miles to the edge of the water and watched the sun go down on Saturday. It did'nt matter that the food vans had packed up for the season as there are various coffee shops and ice cream parlours in the area.

Thank 605Jenny02
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Did the footpath from Woolacombe sands holiday park in the pouring rain, the beach was stunning and clean despite the weather.

Thank Georgie H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This may look and feel like a surfer's paradise but you don't need to be a surfer to enjoy this beautiful place. Clean and tidy! Parking was easy, not expensive and very close to the beach! Having just visited Illfracombe and been very dissapointed, Woolacombe was the idilic Devonshire coastal attraction. There were lifeguards on duty and everything was clean. Lovely!

Thank Karen J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
parkinestatesadmin, Manager at Woolacombe Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Thank you for a super review. We work very hard to keep the beach and facilities clean and welcoming so it is good to hear that our efforts are appreciated.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Woolacombe Beach also viewed

 
Woolacombe, Devon
 

Been to Woolacombe Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing