DISCOVER DEVON’S ULTIMATE COASTAL ESCAPE
Things to do in Woolacombe, North Devon
Timelessly elegant yet friendly and relaxed, we offer the perfcet destination to escape to, for families and couples alike. Explore the coast or simply relax and take in some of Devon's most epic scenery. Pack a surf board or a picnic hamper; feel the cool rush of the Atlantic or discover the rugged beauty of Exmoor national Park. The Woolacombe Bay Hotel is a place to enjoy Devon holidays as they were meant to be...
Woolacombe Bay is a great place to surf for all levels of experience. Should you want to learn to surf or improve your skills, Hunters Surf School can lend you all the gear and provide friendly, expert tuition. Their Surfing GB qualified coaches are some of the best in the business and will take you through the basics of surfing while showing you how to stay safe in the water, with a range of surfing lessons for all abilities.
For the true lover of the outdoors, walking holidays in North Devon are a dream come true. Terrain and routes are varied enough to challenge all abilities, with some of the most amazing and epic views in the West Country to discover. In terms of places to walk near Woolacombe, you are spoilt for choice. Exmoor National Park is within easy reach and has gloriously rugged scenery and wildlife. But for many ramblers, the South West Coast Path provides stirring scenery and excellent walks right on our doorstep.
The famous Tarka Trail is the most wonderful of places to go cycling in North Devon, not to mention one the UK's longest continuous dedicated walking and cycling paths. Forming part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route, it boasts a wonderful 21 miles of level and traffic-free cycling on offer. Indeed, a bike is the perfect way for you and your family to explore the area. The Tarka Trail Hire Centre is conveniently located at the Barnstaple Railway Station and is the perfect start point for this fantastic North Devon trail. The Tarka Bikes website has further details and handy cycling maps.
Stand up paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing watersports in the world. It’s easy to get started, providing good exercise and enjoyable sport even on those days when the surf is looking flat. South West England is one of the best locations to discover this new exhilarating experience, with friendly SUP beginner sessions also available locally. Indeed, Woolacombe providers can virtually guarantee you will be paddling by the end of your very first lesson. These lessons are the perfect way to try the hobby, with all equipment hire included.
Woolacombe beach - voted the Best UK Beach!
Officially declared under the Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2016.