The picturesque seaside resort of Woolacombe is one of Devon’s best loved holiday spots and is hugely popular with tourists who visit the town each year. The town was awarded the ‘England for Excellence Gold Award’ for best family resort and its beach was voted Best British Beach by the Mail on Sunday! Woolacome is located at the mouth of a valley and features a huge 3km long sandy beach that gets very busy in the summer months. During the winter the population of Wollacombe can get as low as 1000 but this swells during the summer when many people visit the town.
Where to stayWoolacombe is well catered for tourists and throughout the town you can find accommodation including quaint bed and breakfasts, hotels and backpacker hostels. If you are planning a holiday in Woolacombe why not consider staying in a Wimdu holiday home or guest room? We have plenty of excellent offers of accommodation in Woolacombe including quaint seaside cottages and holiday homes for families. Find your ideal accommodation on Wimdu today!
Things to see and do in Wollacome
Woolacombe TownEnjoy a pleasant stroll around Woolacombe – it’s a lovely place and a walk is a great way to get to know the town and a chance to discover what life is like in the town. Woolacome enjoys a reputation as a great holiday destination and there is everything in the town that a visitor to the place would expect. There are excellent pubs and restaurants serving local cuisine made from local produce – seafood is of course a specialty and everyone should try some locally caught fish! Pub life in Woolacombe is good and you’ll find many excellent pubs where you can taste locally brewed Devon beer and get a sample of what it’s like to live in the town. The Red Barn is perhaps the best pub in Woolacombe and is a true surfers pub!
There many nice shops in Woolacombe too. You find lots of places selling locally made Devonshire fudge – it makes the perfect holiday gift for a friend or loved one! There are also surf shops based in the town where you can purchase surfing gear. The Woolacoombe Riding Stables gives you the chance to go horse or pony trekking in the beautiful countryside surrounding the town. There are many bridle paths in the hills that are hugely popular with horse riders – see what all the fuss is about a get yourself a horse!