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Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe

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#1 of 43 in Beaches in Devon
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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  • This beach is one of the top ten beaches in Britain. It was lovely and clean, plenty of food available at reasonable prices.  more »
  • We had a great day out at the beach and really enjoyed what is a fantastic spot. The sun shined for us which is always a bonus in the UK. Love Woolacombe beach ! The kids also enjoyed the victorian sw...  more »
  • Lots of room with lifeguards. Dog friendly ,food and drink available ,clean .Great walk to Putsborough.  more »
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  • Great. A beautiful spot which for good reason gets very busy on a hot day. However, there is lovely quite stretch further along from the kiosks/toilets and surf hire place. My kids love it here. Rock pools and Sand dunes are fun and all in all very well kept considering the numbers of people coming in the summer. No one seems to keep dogs on a lead which is OK generally but worth knowing if your kids get freaked by them like one of mine does.
  • Beautiful, just breath taking. Words fail me. If there were 100 stars I'd tick them
  • Beautiful and clean we never grow tired of time spent here .
  • One of the very best beaches in Europe and right at top in UK. Unspoilt miles of sandy beach with rock pools, tidal drift wood, pond life, clean water, cliff walks, coves all to enjoy. The beach you hope for.
  • Nice beach, avoid the public toilets they were rank! Big car park £4 if you leave before 1pm £8 all day

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