Woolacombe Holiday Cottages
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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 holiday cottages are 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 Woolacombe holidays 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.
- Woolacombe Sands holds a prestigious Blue Flag Award
- Mortehoe, a cliff top village, is just one mile from Woolacombe
- The Tarka Cycle Trail runs through Woolacombe
Woolacombe Tourist Information
Holiday cottages in Woolacombe Bay are perfectly positioned to visit the beautiful coast of west Exmoor, just 11 miles away, as well as Arlington Court – a National Trust Regency house – just 10 miles from Woolacombe Bay. Boat trips operate regularly between Woolacombe and the majestic Lundy Island, and this trip offers spectacular views en route and the chance to explore this unique island off the British coast.
The neighbouring town of Ilfracombe is also a great place to visit, and its lively harbourside includes a chic restaurant owned by Damien Hirst. Whether your perfect Woolacombe holiday is a family break by the sea, a romantic retreat for two, or an activity-filled adventure – this North Devon gem can deliver it.
Beach Holidays in Woolacombe
With nearly three miles of sands and dunes, Woolacombe Sands have been recognised as one of Britain’s leading beaches. With numerous awards and a growing reputation as an international surfing hotspot – beach holidays in Woolacombe have it all. Its great surfing conditions, safe sands and beautiful views make it easy to see why Woolacombe Sands continues to draw the crowds. The miniature children’s train delights smaller visitors, and disabled facilities and lifeguards during summer the Sands are suitable for all. Windsurfing and sailing are also popular in the area, although jet skis and speed boats are prohibited.
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Eating Out in Woolacombe
Those on Woolacombe holidays will find plenty of delicious restaurants to sample, and the area is particularly impressive when it comes to fresh seafood. The Boardwalk Restaurant offers unbeatable views of Woolacombe Sands, and an evening meal of local fish on the terrace is the perfect way to round off a day by the sea. Morthoe Shellfish, in nearby Morthoe, has been praised by the national press for its unique selection of seafood. The impressive dishes include evening platters with lobster and crab that are well worth a try! The Courtyard Restaurant in Woolacombe boasts an impressive sliding roof, and its luxurious cuisine and wine list make it perfect for a special occasion or romantic meal for two.