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Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe

4.8
#1 of 303 in Outdoors in Devon
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
One of Britain's best stretches of sand, Woolacombe Beach has garnered numerous awards for the cleanliness of its sand and the quality of its water and facilities. Its 4.8 km (3 mi) length provides plenty of space for you to lay out your towel and go for a swim. The waves attract surfers from all over the country. If you'd like, stop into a surf shop in town to rent a board or arrange a lesson. Lifeguards are on duty to keep an eye on swimmers and surfers alike. Using our online itinerary creator, Woolacombe attractions like Woolacombe Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful beach, unfortunately not all the beach is dog friendly. Lifeguards on duty and patrolling the beach. Expensive parking charges from local authority and the road to the beach is a nightmare.....  more »
  • We were lucky as we visited on a really sunny day in October. One of the best beaches we have ever visited. The views across the bay are amazing. The coastline is incredible. What a brilliant place.  more »
  • Woolacombe is a lovely beach which is very clean and well looked after by locals and visitors. There is plenty of parking nearby at £3 per day, during winter months most of the road parking is also...  more »
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  • Beautiful beach. Best to arrive early to find parking.
  • Excellent beach. Nice and clean. You really have to use the surf hire shop and try surfing. Great fun
  • Stunning beach, perfect for surfing. Parking a little expensive at £8 regardless how long you are there. Beach gets very busy however plenty of room for everyone.
  • Beautiful long sandy beach with shallow water and great surf. Very busy but clean. Amazing rock pools at low tide
  • A part where no dogs. A part where dogs on lead and a final part where dogs are welcome. But, sand, sand, sand. Great. Take a picnic 😀

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