Did you know...Woolacombe hosts an annual Sandcastle competition?

Woolacombe in North Devon is found within the striking headlands of Baggy Point and Morte Point in a dramatic valley. With National Trust moorland surrounding the picturesque village, Woolacombe is an excellent base for discovering this area of the county and enjoying the unspoilt landscapes. Woolacombe Sands lure visitors in their hoards throughout summer, as they stretch for an impressive three miles and offer admirable surf – although trips to Woolacombe in the winter months have a special quality of their own. Woolacombe village is a vibrant and welcoming resort, with plenty of places to visit and relax.

Combesgate Beach

Combesgate Beach is smaller than some of the other Woolacombe beaches, but this sandy cove is a great choice for those who fancy a quiet day on the beach away from the crowds. The beach offers good swimming, surf and of course plenty of opportunity to make sand castles. Surfers should note that it’s best to surf at low tide,...

Barricane Beach

For an extra special beach in Woolacombe, the small Barricane Beach may not have the lure of the main one but remains almost as popular. The beach’s Caribbean-inspired name may seem strange, but you’ll soon notice the many shells that are washed onto the inlet straight from a Caribbean Island through the Gulf Stream. Shell hunters will be delighted with...
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