"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"


Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. The beach is 3 miles (4.8 km) long, sandy, gently sloping and faces the Atlantic Ocean near the western limit of the Bristol Channel. It is a popular destination for surfing and family holidays and is part of the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beach is owned and run by Parkin Estates Ltd and has won several awards, including the recent title of "Britain's Best Beach" in the "Coast Magazine Awards 2012" but lost its Blue Flag status in 2012 due to water quality issues.

Local authority: Devon County Council

OS Grid Reference: SS458437

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Things to see and do in and around Woolacombe

  • Woolacombe Riding Stables
  • Mortehoe Museum
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Roylands Riding Stables
  • Home House Country Restaurant
  • Cascades Tropical Adventure Pool
  • Bicclescombe Park
  • Tunnels Beaches
  • Braunton Burrows
  • Braunton and District Museum
  • Ilfracombe Aquarium
  • Elliott Gallery
  • Ilfracombe Sea Safari
  • The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises
  • Chambercombe Manor

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
The Esplanade
EX34 7DL

Phone 01271 870 553
Email info@woolacombetourism.co.uk

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Humidity 89%
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