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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":133,"Name":"Woolacombe","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Woolacombe holiday cottages \u0026amp; apartments\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWoolacombe 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 \u0026ndash; 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.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Woolacombe\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWoolacombe has access to several beaches. Woolacombe beach was voted the best beach by the Mail on Sunday and its perfect for paddling or splashing around in. Look out for surfers during the summer months as you\u0026rsquo;ll spy many making waves in the sea. With 3 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, you can also take a stroll along the beach as you look out to the beautiful coast.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor those visiting during May, make sure you go to the Exmoor walking festival. This 10 day programme of 30 guided walks takes you through some of the best scenery in the area. Going from landmarks to quint woodlands, the 4 to 11 mile walks are suitable for all the family, so get your walking boots ready and look forward to a day of adventure.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWoolacombe\u003c/strong\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eAttractions\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe adore the Woolacombe attractions and there\u0026rsquo;s always something to get your teeth into. Combesgate Beach is one of the smaller beaches here but it\u0026rsquo;s still well worth a visit. You can have a walk along the sands or even build a sandcastle. You\u0026rsquo;ll also view swimmers and surfers so if you fancy giving it a go, bring your wetsuits \u0026ndash; just make sure you check the tide times beforehand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eGet closer to the local wildlife by making friends with some welcoming sheep. The Big Sheep is one of our favourites highlights. See the sheep racing and make a cheeky bet on your preferred sheep or take part in a feeding session. There\u0026rsquo;s also opportunity to take a picture with some of the friendly animals. If you want a break from petting, kids can have a little tractor ride, go on a trampoline or another exciting ride. If you\u0026rsquo;re visiting in Easter, you can also take part in an Easter Egg hunt.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe love getting active and Blue Dot Adventure is the best way to do that. Try your hand at coasteering along the rugged Devonshire coastline for a day out you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget. As well as climbing the cliffs, you can swim and jump with guides on hand to look after you. If the climb is what interests you, then try the Hang Tough package \u0026ndash; this takes you on technical overhanging climbing above deep water. Even if you\u0026rsquo;ve never tried climbing before, you\u0026rsquo;ll relish the chance at giving this memorable experience a go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"woolacombe","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/10/Woolacombe.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Blue Dot Adventure","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBlue Dot Adventure are another of Devon\u0026rsquo;s leading coasteering and adventure operators, and they run from Ilfracombe, Croyde and Woolacombe in the north of the county and Torquay in the south. With the choice between the rugged coastline of north Devon and the famously pretty stretch of the south, this coasteering experience is a great idea for a day out you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eClimb your way around coastal cliffs, swim in glistening seas and enjoy plenty of jump time during this experience \u0026ndash; and trust us, you\u0026rsquo;ll want to do it all over again when you reach the end! The most liberating moment of coasteering excursions are usually the freefall leap, plunging into the waiting water below without inhibitions, and the nice thing about this company is that they make sure you get as much time as possible to take the plunge. If you love adrenalin then you\u0026rsquo;ll certainly feel it as you take each leap...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf for you the fun of coasteering is all about the climb, choose the \u0026lsquo;Hang Tough\u0026rsquo; package (rather than \u0026lsquo;Air Time\u0026rsquo;) as this one focuses more on technical overhanging climbing above deep water. If you usually climb on land it\u0026rsquo;ll make a change to land with a splash if you let go! Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you\u0026rsquo;re not a climber or an adventurer though, you don\u0026rsquo;t need to bring anything for coasteering other than a determined attitude. Blue Dot Adventure offer visitors to Devon the chance to have a go at something different, and they\u0026rsquo;re flexible with their activities and dates to work around you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2136,"LocationLongitude":-4.06626,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368185035.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/torquay/blue-dot-adventure","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368185035.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The BIG Sheep","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDiscover Devon\u0026rsquo;s quirky side and meet some of its friendliest animals at The BIG Sheep. One of the highlights of this family day out is the hilarious sheep racing, where visitors place their bets and watch as six sheep strive for glory, complete with miniature sheep riders (as you do). There\u0026rsquo;s even a special currency available called the Ewe Ro so you can place your bets in style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe BIG Sheep also includes rides, trampolines and another favourite \u0026ndash; the chance to bottle feed the new lambs between April and October. Aside from being a unique experience for children, lamb feeding is also a fantastic photo opportunity for mum and dad. Be warned though, some of the lambs can be greedy little things. The feeding sessions take place at 12.30 and 4.30pm.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe BIG Sheep is one of the South West\u0026rsquo;s most hands on attractions, and eager children can also have a go at driving a tractor truck for themselves, they\u0026rsquo;ll even be given a free certificate to show their friends how well they did. The BIG Sheep also hosts seasonal events, such as an Easter egg hunt, so check what\u0026rsquo;s on when you plan your visit. It\u0026rsquo;s best to visit between April and October as there are very few animals onsite during the winter months.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0157,"LocationLongitude":-4.24423,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/new racing pic.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/bideford-barnstaple/the-big-sheep","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/new racing pic.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"h2 Outdoor","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAre you one of those people who see rocks and feels the urge to climb them? Or can\u0026rsquo;t walk past water without getting wet? If this is you, h2 Outdoor is a fantastic chance to be safely guided on a thrill-seeking coastal adventure. Qualified instructors guide each group through a sheltered stretch of coastline, and getting wet and involved is the name of the game. This adventure includes bouldering both in the water and above it, so expect a day you won\u0026rsquo;t be forgetting in a hurry.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll be hard pushed to find an activity that takes you closer to the coast than coasteering \u0026ndash; you\u0026rsquo;ll clamber, climb and swim your way along before being greeted by the next set of challenges around the corner. Aside from the adrenalin rushes, you\u0026rsquo;ll also see concealed rock pools, aquatic wildlife and secluded beaches as you go, so coasteering is a fab way to see a different side of the coastline.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eh2 Outdoor will supply all safety equipment, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be reassured by the fully qualified instructor every step of the way. Follow the breathtaking route along the infamous Baggy Point, one of the most dramatic coasteering locations in the country. The area is packed with diverse terrain to keep you on your toes, mysterious sea caves and fascinating rock formations. See a beautiful stretch of coastline in a way you never have before, and challenge yourself to try something new during your holiday in Devon with h2 Outdoor. Prices start from \u0026pound;30 per person based on a group of at least four.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1734,"LocationLongitude":-4.19925,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/climber.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/woolacombe/h2-outdoor","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/climber.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Rico’s Surfboard Hire","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s the thing about Rico-s Surfboard Hire in Woolacombe, not only do they have a great range of boards to suit any holiday budget but they also deliver hired items to your holiday property. Surfing is all about making the most of your time away from it all and relaxing, so it\u0026rsquo;s only right that they bring the equipment to you at no extra cost!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you need a surfboard, wetsuit or both, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a huge range of sizes at affordable prices to make hitting the waves easy. Even better, you\u0026rsquo;ll save money when you hire a surf board and a wetsuit at the same time, so there\u0026rsquo;s no need to bring your equipment with you. You don\u0026rsquo;t have to be a pro surfer to know that the water can be chilly even on the hottest of summer days and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to surf for much longer with one of the summer weight wetsuits.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMake sure you get the maximum time in the sea during a surfing break, and choose from a selection of quality wetsuits and boards. Rico\u0026rsquo;s Surfboard Hire do not take deposits for their equipment, trusting customers to keep them in good shape for the next surfers to hire them.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1726,"LocationLongitude":-4.2074,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368196608.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/woolacombe/rico’s-surfboard-hire","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368196608.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Surfing at Putsborough","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePutsborough may not be as well-known as neighbouring Croyde, but it attracts plenty of swell and reasonable peaks. Baggy Point offers great shelter from SW-S wind and there\u0026rsquo;s a rip along the cliff that\u0026rsquo;s a great help when it\u0026rsquo;s big. Putsborough suits surfers of every ability and has an easterly offshore wind direction and a westerly swell direction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePutsborough is one of the area\u0026rsquo;s most relaxing places for a surf, and it only gets really busy when it\u0026rsquo;s not surfable at the more popular beaches nearby, so check out the conditions for all of them before choosing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs this spot is sheltered by huge headland it\u0026rsquo;s often still good for a surf even if the wind picks up and blows out the area\u0026rsquo;s other beaches. The waves really pick up as the tide pushes in and they\u0026rsquo;re fantastic towards high tide (just look out for the rocks). There is no lifeguard cover at Putsborough, and although it\u0026rsquo;s reasonable safe to surf there can be powerful currents closer to the headland.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a car park above the beach, and it\u0026rsquo;s worth bearing in mind that you need to walk down a steep lane to access the beach which can be slippers on a wet day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1457,"LocationLongitude":-4.22328,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368178270.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/croyde/surfing-at-putsborough","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368178270.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Surfing in Woolacombe","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s always that one beach that surfers of all abilities and styles love, and in Devon\u0026rsquo;s case it\u0026rsquo;s trusty old Woolacombe. Woolacombe\u0026rsquo;s sandy bay makes it ideal for every level of surfer, and as the beach is huge there\u0026rsquo;s space for everyone to enjoy their own patch. Peak seasons often see the rolling sands of Woolacombe get more crowded but don\u0026rsquo;t worry, just keep walking south and eventually you\u0026rsquo;ll find a spot where you can get down to surfing without interruption.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe could say that every surf spot on the north Devon coast is stunning and it\u0026rsquo;d be true, but you\u0026rsquo;ll be imagining yourself out on the waves as soon as you it comes into view. You\u0026rsquo;ll have a panoramic view to help you mentally plan your surf, so the experience is even more exciting than usual. Woolacombe is quite safe \u0026ndash; even for beginners- but be wary of rip currents and avoid the rocks at the north end. Experienced surfers often try Barricane Beach, a smaller cover to the north of Woolacombe, and it\u0026rsquo;s a challenge with strong waves, competition and powerful currents.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s best to park in the main car park close to the beach. You\u0026rsquo;ll find lifeguards at the beach throughout the extended summer season for added reassurance.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1718,"LocationLongitude":-4.21122,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364820151.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/woolacombe/surfing-in-woolacombe","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364820151.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Watermouth Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s a thought, a family attraction that has the beauty and history of a Devon castle and dozens of rides to delight the children. Watermouth Castle is a Victorian castle filled with engaging displays, fascinating treasures and surrounded by a family theme park and landscaped gardens. The castle\u0026rsquo;s setting overlooking Watermouth Cove means visitors can have a day to remember amidst gorgeous scenery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can let off steam on the rides, meet the residents of Gnome Land, brave the dungeons and enjoy entertainment at this unique family attraction. The underground Water Show Extravaganza is always a first for the park\u0026rsquo;s visitors, and the sight of the fountains, lights and music is perfectly synchronised to make for an unforgettable experience.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAdventure Land is a magical place where you can water bomb your family with water balloons, try your hand at Crazy Fountain Golf and ride the Spinning Cooking Pot ride. Water Wars is open during school holidays, and there is a small cost for the balloons.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMerry-Go-Land is full of weird and wonderful sights \u0026ndash; and its features include the Mystical Water Gardens, a floating marble ball and the swing boats add a nostalgic touch to the Victorian lakes. Expect the unexpected in this quirky corner of the park, and prepare to join in the madness as you wander. Watermouth Castle is a refreshing attraction as it\u0026rsquo;s aimed at all ages, and its unique setting on the Devon coast makes it one you\u0026rsquo;ll all remember.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2132,"LocationLongitude":-4.06905,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/carousel.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/ilfracombe/watermouth-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/carousel.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Woolacombe Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOnce voted Best British Beach by the Mail on Sunday, Woolacombe rolls on for three sandy miles and is dotted with fluffy sand dunes. Dogs are welcome on much of the beach, and happily, the area they\u0026#39;re banned from is very small in comparison to its size. Woolacombe Beach holds a Blue Flag, signalling clean water that\u0026rsquo;s safe for bathing and paddling in (depending on how brave you\u0026rsquo;re feeling!).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLifeguards man the beach during high season, and its impressive waves attract surfers from all over the country. Enjoy a walk with your dog along the sands whilst watching the surfers tackling the waves out at sea, or sit back and enjoy the sun while your pet has a great time exploring. Woolacombe is a lovely beach for the whole family, and its many awards also include a Premier Seaside award.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNearby Mortehoe is a very dog friendly area too, so if you fancy continuing your walk after leaving the beach you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to choose from all kinds of routes and pathways as you carry on. Pop in and ask if dogs are welcome in any pubs you pass too, as more often than not they\u0026rsquo;ll be happy to welcome your pet with you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBetween Good Friday and 1 November it\u0026rsquo;s important to keep your dog on the lead between the stream and Mill Rock, and they are not allowed between the rocks at the beach\u0026rsquo;s north end and the stream.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1717,"LocationLongitude":-4.21,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368182976.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/woolacombe/woolacombe-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368182976.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Hiking The Tarka Trail","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Tarka Trail makes use of the disused Tarka Line railway, and follows the north Devon route taken by Tarka the Otter in the book by Henry Williamson. The route rolls on for 180 miles throughout north Devon, and it makes for some great hikes. The Tarka Line from Exeter makes access to the route easy, and many parts of it pick up some of Devon\u0026rsquo;s other walking routes such as the South West Coast Path and Dartmoor Way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe great thing about the Tarka Trail is that it includes every type of Devon landscape, so you\u0026rsquo;re not limited to sticking to the coast, or woodland but can choose from valleys, beaches, moors...pretty much whichever area takes your fancy. The walks also vary hugely in terms of difficulty, so you can take the children or choose yourselves a challenge depending on the type of holiday you\u0026rsquo;re after.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Tarka Trail is well signposted, and there are plenty of parallel bus and train routes so if you prefer your hikes not to be too regimented you\u0026rsquo;ll be free to hop on and off along the way. The trail includes a range of circular walks too, so this is one of the easiest for those who aren\u0026rsquo;t familiar with the area to plan and tackle. Follow the footprints of Tarka the Otter and discover north Devon\u0026rsquo;s impressive scenery, and there are 21 points along the way that tell visitors about the history and local wildlife of the trail.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0814,"LocationLongitude":-4.06986,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/11/family_walking_iStock_000025178729Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/chulmleigh/hiking-the-tarka-trail","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/11/family_walking_iStock_000025178729Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Woolacombe to Braunton","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe stretch between Woolacombe and Braunton in north Devon is one of the South West Coast Path\u0026rsquo;s most beautiful sections, and that\u0026rsquo;s no mean feat! The fifteen miles that connect the two resorts may be easier tackled over two days or several walks, but much of the walk is very easy.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany home in on this walk for its significant wildlife and points of geological interest, and a great deal of it is owned by the National Trust. With a difficulty rating of moderate, this walk covers lots of exhilarating cliff top sections \u0026ndash; and the views include the windswept Lundy Island and even the coast of Wales. The best place to stop and enjoy the views is at Baggy Point, also a popular spot with climbers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOther highlights of this walk include the carpets of flowers around Woolacombe (thanks to grazing rabbits), a memorial to Tarka the Otter author Henry Williamson and the chance to pause and watch the surfers having fun at Croyde Bay. The route also forms part of the Tarka the Otter Trail, which follows the journey of the fictional otter from Williamson\u0026rsquo;s ever-popular book.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy completing the whole walk you can always stop at Croyde and then turn back, which makes a six mile journey. You\u0026rsquo;ll find facilities and refreshments at Croyde Bay and Putsborough Sands along the way. Bird watchers should look out for Velator Quay, as this once-bustling quay in Braunton now attracts all kinds of river birds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1724,"LocationLongitude":-4.20787,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/woolacombe.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/woolacombe/walking-woolacombe-to-braunton","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/woolacombe.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Woolacombe to Croyde","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe 5 mile walk between Woolacombe and Croyde passes two stunning Blue Flag beaches and takes in two of north Devon\u0026rsquo;s finest resorts. If you start in Woolacombe you can choose whether to make your way along the sands or walk the dunes and cliffs for two miles to Putsborough Sands. As you leave Putsborough Sands you\u0026rsquo;ll approach Baggy Point, one of the most popular climbing spots in the region. This is a great place to rest and admire the coastal views, and you\u0026rsquo;ll come to Croyde Bay not long after.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find a large car park close to Woolacombe Beach where this walk starts, and although modest the town is mostly known for its huge, clean sandy beach. The strong surf means it isn\u0026rsquo;t the safest beach for swimmers, but you can walk along the whole beach to Putsborough Sands. From here the walk to Baggy Point is quite gentle and the rock formation is striking.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCroyde Bay beach also has a Blue Flag to its name, so expect clean sands and safe waters. The surf here is even bigger than back in Woolacombe, and as the beach isn\u0026rsquo;t quite so big it can feel busier here during the summer. If you fancy stopping here and enjoying the atmosphere you can pick from the many dunes that back the sands and find your own quiet spot. This walk is easier out of season when the beaches are free from crowds, and it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for blowing the cobwebs out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1724,"LocationLongitude":-4.20787,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/woolacombe-beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/woolacombe/walking-woolacombe-to-croyde","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/woolacombe-beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ilfracombe Tunnels Beaches","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBeautiful beaches AND a historic attraction \u0026ndash; what more could you want from a beach in Ilfracombe? Tunnels Beaches are officially North Devon\u0026rsquo;s safest, and the seawater tidal pool is perfect for family beach holidays in Ilfracombe!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIlfracombe Tunnels Beaches are a fascinating reminder of more demure days gone by! The private beaches can only be accessed via four handmade tunnels which were cut into the cliffs by the Victorians in an attempt to enforce separate bathing for the sexes!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHistory aside, Tunnels Beach is well worth the small charge to enjoy it, and also includes a tidal bathing pool which is great for children and those less confident in the sea. The tunnels have been used for all kinds of reasons over the years, from smuggleRs to hideaways, but don\u0026#39;y worry - they\u0026#39;re just a unique access route to the stunning beaches these days. 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If you want to be standing on the board by the end of your lesson and you\u0026rsquo;ve got time to dedicate to learning this skill for life, this is the one. Your session will include training on the beach before you get started in the water and lessons are the longest in the area at three hours each.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAll instructors are fully qualified beach lifeguards and the lessons are held at Croyde Bay and Putsborough. Local knowledge is a great thing to have when surfing on the dramatic north Devon coastline, and the instructors will choose the best spot for you to learn according to the day\u0026rsquo;s conditions. This is a great surf school if you fancy giving it a try with a group of friends during your holiday, as you\u0026rsquo;ll save money by going as a group. 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If you\u0026rsquo;re a keen angler, or if you just feel like trying something new to relax during your holiday, Combe Sydenham Fisheries is one of the most popular sporting attractions on Exmoor.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTucked away in the beautiful park, Combe Sydenham Fisheries is a great place for an unforgettable day\u0026rsquo;s fly fishing. Set in a scenic private estate, the fishery sits amidst 600 acres of Somerset woodland making it a lovely and peaceful spot to see what you can catch.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe fishery aims to make the fly fishing experience as quality as possible, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find well-stocked lakes in beautiful surroundings that make every visit a memorable one. 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