Wednesday 31st July 2019

Best Things To Do In Woolacombe

Woolacombe combines outstanding natural beauty with unique activities for a truly memorable holiday experience for all ages. Whilst the main attraction is undoubtedly its multi award-winning beach, the lively boutiques, bars and cafes are bursting with atmosphere.

Whether on holiday in Woolacombe with the family or for a romantic break, you'll be creating the happiest of holiday memories to remember for many years to come.

A surfer’s paradise and magical sunsets await. Make the most of your holiday in Woolacombe with this guide. 

Woolacombe Bay

Woolacombe is consistently regarded as one of the finest beaches in the country and it's easy to see why. With 3 miles of golden sands to enjoy, you can sample the world class surf, hire a beach hut or simply relax in the sun. Morte Point and Baggy Point sit either side of the bay offering stunning views.

Bars and Cafes

Take your pick from a good variety of local pubs, restaurants and cafes to choose from. All have a friendly and relaxed vibe. The Red Barn and Bar Electric provide great nightlife, and Putsborough Beach Cafe allows you to enjoy views across the sea while having afternoon tea.


Woolacombe benefits from some of best walks in North Devon. As part of the stunning South West Coast Path, as well as being situated not far from Exmoor National Park.

Action Sports

This is your chance to try out something different in Woolacombe. There’s a number of outdoor activities to choose from ranging from hand gliding with Fly Like a Bird to coasteering, kayaking or paddle boarding with H2Outdoor.

Fun for Kids

Funder Island is an amusement park in Woolacombe open daily from 10am. Ideal for keeping the kids entertained with rides, racing cars and 18 holes of pirate-themed adventure golf.

Horse Riding

Woolacombe Riding Stables provide unique riding tours across the sand dunes and countryside. A great opportunity for those who have an interest in equine activities to enjoy the coastal scenery on horseback.


Last but not certainly not least, a trip to Woolacombe would not be complete without embracing the local surfing culture. Hunter Surf School and Woolacombe Surf Centre will provide all you’ll need to get started. What are you waiting for, it’s time to catch a wave!

We hope you have found this guide useful, and helped to wet your appetite for a holiday in North Devon. Just 2 miles away at Willingcott Valley, our self catering cottages near Woolacombe provide the perfect location to enjoy a holiday to remember. Check availability now!

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