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Woolacombe, Mortehoe & Morte Point
Woolacombe has one of North Devon’s most iconic beaches with 3 miles of uninterrupted golden sand that stretch south to Putsborough. The beach resides only 2.4 miles away from Willingcott Valley and has been voted the best in the UK by TripAdvisor for two sequential years. Woolacombe has also been awarded the ‘England for Excellence Gold Award’ for best family resort. These accolades reflect the cleanliness of the beach, water quality, ease of access, facilities and natural beauty. Importantly life guards keep people safe during peak seasons. Woolacombe beach offers great opportunities to surf, SUP and kayak with hire facilities in close proximity www.huntersurf.co or www.woolacombesurfcentre.com. Alternately the beach is popular for rock pooling, walking and horse riding.
Woolacombe is a lively, Regency resort and has an array of restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops, pubs and takeaways. Surf shops are plentiful along with independent gift shops and high street names such as FatFace and SALTROCK. Londis is available to stock up on supplies along with Lloyds chemist. Whilst many pubs and eateries have enviable views it’s hard to beat the location of the www.redbarnwoolacombe.co.uk or www.theboardwalkwoolacombe.co.uk Parking facilities in Woolacombe are plentiful ranging from large central carparks, hourly parking along the coast too Marine drive, a National Trust owned road that is situated above the dunes and has fantastic views.
Travelling north from Woolacombe are Barricane Beach, Combesgate Beach and Mortehoe. The charming village of Mortehoe is just minutes away by car and can also be reached by the South West coast path that has spectacular coastal views and is adjacent to the stunning Morte Point.
The village is full of character with stone cottages, an historic church, quaint pubs, fish and chip shop, cream teas, shops and a museum. The magnificent headland of Morte Point has fantastic 180-degree views that reach Hartland Point, Lundy and South Wales.