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Woolacombe Beach

The Esplanade, Woolacombe EX34 7DL, England
01271 870234
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Fabulous View

A bright winter day, the whole golden expanse of beach to view with only a few surfers in the sea... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WorcesterSource7
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Lovely walk along the beech

Even on a cold windy day it is still so nice to stroll along this beech, as many others decided to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mandy D
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Woolacombe beach is family owned & family run with families in mind. We provide car parks, a lifeguard service, toilets, first aid and food and beach goods outlets.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (256 reviews)
“rock pools” (198 reviews)
“clean beach” (159 reviews)
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The Esplanade, Woolacombe EX34 7DL, England
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01271 870234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bright winter day, the whole golden expanse of beach to view with only a few surfers in the sea. Wonderful.

Thank WorcesterSource7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even on a cold windy day it is still so nice to stroll along this beech, as many others decided to do as well, dog walkers, joggers and ones just like us out for a walk. We have been here in the summer and returned...More

Thank Mandy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very bracing beach walk we had over the. Christmas break the beach is sandy and clean .Most of it is dog friendly all year. it's very picturesque lovely blue water and high waves on the day. a beautiful experience and will return

Thank 945gary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extended Family of 11 & dog - walk after Christmas with ages 3 to mid 60’s prior to lunch on a stormy, blustery day. Time for chats, exercise, fun in the dunes, digging in the sand, & walking in wellies through the water! Enjoyed by...More

Thank CathyAquilla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Woolacombe beach is a large, spotless, fantastic beach. One of the best in Britain in my opinion. Great for families, walkers and surfers alike.

Thank CUSTARDCREAM77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge sandy and safe beach for all (including dogs). Surfing, kite flying, jogging or just sunbathing and a paddle, there's something for everyone at this clean and scenic beach.

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We stopped off here with a Shearing's Coach Tour while staying in Ilfracombe. With it being September it was nice and quiet. the beach was most impressive and I can understand why it has been voted best beach in the UK in 2015 and 2016...More

Thank drjohn030151
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We holidayed very close to this beach and visited it quite a few times at different times of the days. It was always pleasant and fun. Great scenery, lovely sand water was good and ok facilities.

Thank UBrummyZ
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Woolacombe Beach is fantastic for the dogs, especially if you go out of season. If you time it right, you have the whole beach to yourselves. Perfect if you have a nervous doggy! And regardless of the season, the beach is fab for families, friends...More

Thank MsDaisy08
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Its a beach not many facilities on the beach that is and you never see the sea its a beach what more is there to say ?

Thank Michael B
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Dchorth
17 June 2017|
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Response from parkinestatesadmin | Property representative |
Yes, plenty of food outlets on and just off the beach plus in the village itself.
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Nyssa L
5 April 2017|
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Response from parkinestatesadmin | Property representative |
Yes they are their from Easter until eat end of the season.
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_andreaorgiddy
29 September 2016|
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Response from splashcat | Reviewed this property |
Woolacombe is a big, open beach, lovely for an easy walk. However it is a sand beach so maybe not easy for all elderly and/or disabled. Both this and Croyde have very close car parks but wouldn't take a wheelchair to either... More
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