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designed for families

When you want to go exploring, there are plenty of things to do with kids in North Devon. However, you don't need to go far for a family adventure when you book a luxury and child-friendly holiday in Woolacombe. The sandy beach is our playground here at Woolacombe Bay. Even when it’s not beach weather, we’ve got your back. From the plush Neo Cinema to our foosball table and pool table - perfect for an indoor match - there’s something for you all to love.

Nestled between wild Exmoor and soft sandy shores, the Woolacombe Bay Hotel is one of the only luxury family hotels in North Devon with these facilities. For when you need a little time to yourself, spa treatments are available in the Alchemist Spa and adult-only swim times from 6pm - 9pm daily at our indoor heated swimming pool.

Come and discover one of the best luxury family hotels in Devon:

Included with your stay

  • Bedroom to the beach, within less than 200 metres
  • Lawns for sand-free family picnics
  • Free parking
  • Kids adventure play area
  • Bay Lido with outdoor swimming (Jun - Sep)
  • Family fitness facilities such as tennis courts
  • Indoor swimming pool (with child-free swim times too)
  • Indoor family games - pool or foosball
  • Family-friendly lounge

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Beautiful bedrooms by the beach


If you're searching for hotels in Devon with a sea view, you've found your paradise! With over 60 individual beachside bedrooms, less than 200 metres from the beach, sandy days and sweet dreams are on the menu. Our Classic Family Suites offer separate rooms and space for lounging. Or, for the height of luxury, there’s the 2-bedroom Luxury Sea View Suites. A selection of interconnecting bedrooms are also available, and additional beds and cots can be added to some bedrooms, just ask and we’ll make your family holiday a comfortable one.

♥   Adjoining family hotel bedrooms or suites with multiple rooms

♥   Balcony bedrooms (so you can have your own outdoor space)

♥   Spacious bedrooms with room for extra beds

♥   Bath or a large shower (for sandy days)

♥   In-room continental breakfast can be booked

♥   Cots available


+ The price per night for children (ages 2-15 years) is from £40 per child per night when additional beds are added to a bedroom. For suites and family rooms with multiple beds as standard, children are already included in the nightly rate if your stay is in school holidays. Our Woolacombe family are here to help; call us on 01271 870388 and we can recommend the best space and price for your stay. 

If you would prefer a home-from-home experience and are looking for self-catering accommodation in Woolacombe, the Beach Retreat apartments nearby are a great option if you're staying with kids. The Beach Retreats are dog-friendly, too.


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Big tastes, for smaller appetites...


Designed to delight, family dining at the hotel focuses on healthy, fresh fodder. We completely appreciate that little ones still have big tastes - we have special menus just for them. The kids' menus change regularly and have been taste-tested by some of the coolest kids we know.

Dining times are as follows:

12pm - 3pm & 6pm - 9pm with snacks throughout the day

Thursday - Saturday, two sittings: 7pm & 8pm
(five-course culinary journey)

The beachside Bay Brasserie is bright and breezy with a light-filled courtyard and oodles of space for high chairs and tabletop colouring. This is the place to ponder awhile while enjoying our afternoon tea. Doyle’s, on the other hand, is our restaurant that serves daily traditional and continental breakfasts. From Thursday to Saturday it opens exclusively for a five-course menu, making it a great choice for older children. We recommend booking a table for evening dining.



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Simple pleasure & quality time


Getting back to nature and simple pleasures is a sure-fire way for your family to escape the rat-race and take a screen-break. Take a trip to visit quaint fishing villages, eat fresh-off-the-boat seafood or, better still, catch your own. Go on buggy-friendly strolls, hike along the North Devon coast via the South West Coast Path and watch seals frolic on shorelines. Paddleboard to secret coves and play in the surf at the sandy beaches of Croyde, Saunton and, or course, Woolacombe. Feel the cool rush of the Atlantic or discover the natural beauty of Exmoor National Park and the Devon countryside.

Have fun building sandcastles on the beautiful beach at Woolacombe, go on scavenger hunts, relax and let the sun-toasted sand warm your skin. Poke around in the clear pools left by the waves or hunt for pretty seashells. It’s all possible on a family holiday in Devon! Our guidebook will help you discover the best family-friendly things to do in North Devon:




There are also lots of handy recommendations in our blog.




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We can help you plan the perfect family stay...


Winter Pause


Our beautiful hotel is currently receiving its annual touch of TLC, reopening for coastal stays from 18th February 2022.

Our reservations team are available everyday from 9am - 5pm - here to take bookings, answer your enquiries and generally make sure that everything is wonderful for you in 2022!