Newest Review: ... landscape which is quite annoying. Despite this Woolacombe itself has so much to offer. There are many beautiful resteraunts including the... more
Great holiday resort for all the family!
Woolacombe in General
Member Name: andyoz
Woolacombe in General
Advantages: Plenty to do, british summer at its best
Disadvantages: Can get busy in summer
Woolacombe, say that name and it conjours up happy childhood memories of sun, sand, surfing, smelly tents, thunderstorms ans spending all my 2p's in the arcade!
Situated in North Devon Woolacombe is the perfect summer hoilday destination for everyone. It has so much to offer! The Beach itself has won several awards, given blue flag status to show it is a clean and safe beach and one of the few in Britian to achieve this. The beach runs for 2 miles from Morte Point to Baggy point. Large sand dunes run for much of the lenth of the 2 miles, and I have happy memories of running down them as a kid.
Woolacombe is one of the best places in the UK for surfing. The huge beach means there is plenty of room even in summer when it can get very busy.
There are hundreds of hotels dotted around the area, from massive 5 star luxury to simple bed and breakfast. There are several caravan and camping sites in the area, I stayed at many of these as a child and they were all excellent. Most provide family entertainment and lots of activites for the kids!
The town itself has some nice shops, some for tourists, some surf shops and some nice little shops to mooch in. There are a few arcades to spend your pennies, some good resteraunts and pubs. There is a small crazy golf course which is always good for a laugh.
If you venture round the coast a little I would recommend, Combesgate Beach. You desend 100 steps to reach this beach, its not a huge one like the main stretch, this is a secluded cove, with interesting rock pools, etc to keep the kids amused.
There are plenty of really nice little villages in the area, I would recommend Lee Bay. Difficult to get to, but well worth it. There is Barnstaple near by or Ilfracombe if your looking for larger towns. Plenty to do at either of these.
Overall this is one of the best UK holiday destinations, it can get busy in the summer holidays but is still a magical place! Next time your down in Devon go and have a look, you will love it!
Summary: Brilliant little resort
More reviews in the field of Destination National
- Tissington (Derbyshire)
- Hartington (Derbyshire)
- Alsop en le Dale (Derbyshire)
- Villages & Resorts in Wexford (Ireland)
- Villages & Resorts in Wicklow (Ireland)
- National Lift Tower (Northampton)
- Delapre Abbey (Northampton)
- Villages & Resorts in Tipperary (Ireland)
- Villages & Resorts in Westmeath (Ireland)
- Villages & Resorts in Waterford (Ireland)