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
Tourist Information Centre
Phone 01271 870 553
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Boasting a seafront location, just 3 minutes' walk from Woolacombe Beach, The Woolacombe Bay Hotel offers a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, mini golf, tennis court, fitness centre and restaurant. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. Details...
In the beautiful village of Woolacombe, this hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from the sandy, 3-mile long beach. It offers cooked breakfasts and a wide range of games facilities, including pool and table tennis. Details...
Watersmeet Hotel is in Mortahoe, along the South West Coast Path. This relaxing 4-star hotel has stunning views over Woolacombe Bay and private steps down to the sandy beach. It has 2 swimming pools, free WiFi, and a restaurant with sea views. Details...
Situated less than 10 minutes’ drive from the Woolacombe Beach Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, High Ways House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the North Devon countryside. Details...
Within an acre of pretty garden, Sunnymeade offers rooms with countryside views, award-winning home-cooked food, and is located between the North Devon beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde. Details...
Located in North Devon, Mullacott Park offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi access and free onsite parking. The lodges are situated between Woolacombe and Ilfracombe, with panoramic ocean and meadow views. Details...
Hillymouth is an apartment in Lincombe near Ilfracombe. The apartment has two family rooms each with a double and single bed, a bathroom, and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Details...
Stable Cottage is a semi-detached cottage in Lincombe near Ilfracombe. The cottage has a double room and a family room with adult bunks and a single bed. There is a shower room, a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area. Details...
Whitestone is a first floor apartment in Lincombe near Ilfracombe. The all first floor apartment has a double bedroom, a bathroom, and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed. Details...
Penryn is a charming two storey apartment in Ilfracombe. The property has two double rooms and a single on the second floor, along with a shower room. Details...
St. Leven is a comfortable, detached cottage set in the centre of Ilfracombe, Devon, and benefits from private parking and character features. The cottage can sleep four people in one double and one twin bedroom, and also has access to a shower room. Details...
2 The Villa is a third floor apartment in the Devon seaside town of Ilfracombe. There are two double bedrooms (one with an ensuite) and a twin room plus a family bathroom, making it suitable for six people. Details...