Monday 18th January 2021

6 Reasons To Take a UK Staycation in Woolacombe

Our Woolacombe holiday cottages are close to some of the most stunning coastal locations in the country. UK staycations are becoming more popular than ever with families looking for sun, sea and a well-earned break. When it comes to wide sandy beaches and family attractions, Woolacombe is a stunning staycation destination. If you’re weighing up where to take your staycation this year let us help make it an easier choice for you.

Our North Devon holiday park provides an ideal location to explore the top attractions in the area. Here are our top 6 reasons to take a staycation in Woolacombe with us:

Beautiful location

With miles of endless coast and countryside surrounding Willingcott Valley you’re in prime location to get the best of the region. At just 2 miles from Woolacombe beach, days out by the golden sands and glistening sea are in easy reach. All the family can soak up the magic of seemingly endless wide open beach, inviting waves and perfect surfing conditions for all abilities.

woolacombe beach staycation

When you fancy a stroll around and bite to eat the lively streets of shops and bars provide the perfect relaxed surf vibe. With its beautiful evening sunset views, The Red Barn is one of our favourite places for a delicious meal.

red barn woolacombe

Woolacombe recorded the most online searches for a UK road trip destination in Summer 2020, which is a true sign of its popularity. Our all season accommodation means you can enjoy this much sought after location outside of peak season too!

High quality accommodation

Our characterful self catering cottages suit families and groups of up to 8 people. Options include 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed comfortably sized cottages. We take great pride in our service to provide quality bed linen, fresh towels and high all round levels of cleanliness. Enjoy the peace of mind of self contained holiday accommodation where you and your family can keep socially distant from other holidaymakers. Check availability and book online to secure your preferred staycation dates. We have a booking tool at the top of every page.

Great family attractions

There’s a fantastic range of attractions, places to visit and restaurants to choose from in North Devon. If its family attractions near Woolacombe you’re after we’ve listed the top adventure parks, and they are some of the best in the country! The Big Sheep, The Milky Way and Exmoor Zoo should all definitely be on your itinerary. All are highly recommended and within half an hour of Willingcott Valley.

If you're sticking to Woolacombe itself, the beach ticks all the boxes for endless hours of entertainment. Funder Island is a great excuse for kids to let off steam with pirate themed golf, bumper boats, racing cars and surf quads.

funder island woolacombe

Walking and Cycling

Don’t forget to pack your walking boots when you come for a Woolacombe staycation. Walking in North Devon is always a very popular activity with guests at Willingcott Valley. A life of lockdowns and restrictions has given people a renewed appreciation for some of the simpler things. This has led to enjoyment of free activities such as walking and cycling and just generally getting closer to nature on our home soil.

family walking Morte Point woolacombe

The Tarka Trail which runs near the entrance to Willngcott Valley offers an excellent pathway for walkers and cyclists. The South West Coast Path features prominently in many North Devon walks. If you’re eager to explore the many fabulous pathways on offer our North Devon walks guide will set you on your way nicely.

Waves and watersports

Outdoor activities and watersports in particular are nearly always at the top of the agenda with visitors in Woolacombe. It's no wonder this is the case when there is such an abundance of North Devon surf schools and choice of activities to try out. We recommend coasteering, kayaking and of course surfing, with further opportunities at nearby Croyde and Saunton. Woolacombe has a natural reef break, which results in surf that delivers some great and varied wave sizes. Making it ideal conditions for beginners and bodyboarders right through to more seasoned longboard surfers.

UK staycation at woolacombe beach

Award-winning beaches

We’ve saved the best to last. We're not at all ashamed to say that our beaches are some of the most spectacular in the country. It comes as no surprise that they attract such widespread recognition. A few parts of Woolacombe beach that you wouldn’t want to miss out are Barricane Beach, Putsborough Sands and Combesgate beach. A little bit further way we also recommend Saunton Sands and Croyde Beach.

Putsborough to woolacombe

Have all these reasons to visit North Devon made you want to make it your staycation holiday destination? You can forget about all the hassles of foreign travels with a holiday closer to home. We look forward to welcoming you on your Woolacombe staycation!

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