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Let’s make some memories…

We consider ourselves to be one big family at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel, with strong family values, welcoming you into our house. We also welcome children and know how precious your time together is...

Our family rooms and suites within the hotel are large, some with separate rooms for children, and our luxury suites are even better. Each is beautifully unique, all have extra storage, beach towels, and family bathrooms. 

With a variety of family-friendly hotel bedrooms, and a selection of coastal apartments, we can design your stay to suit your family dynamic – big kids, small kids, small kids who want to be big kids...

Escape to the land of sandy toes and salty hair, savour long days exploring and make memories. Children aged 0-2 stay free of charge if they are in a cot, for children aged 2-15, a small charge (from £20) applies.



No need to compromise on style


Our contemporary Family Suites and Rooms have large bedrooms for you, some with shared bedroom spaces and others with a separate sleeping space for your little ones. Or, for the height of luxury, there’s the 2-bedroom Swallows Suite. A selection of interconnecting bedrooms are also available, and additional beds and cots can be added to most bedrooms, just ask...

PLEASE CALL 01271 870388 TO BOOK

+ We can help find the best room for your family dynamic.





Self-catering homes by the beach

Located just 300 yards from the hotel and managed by our team, the self-catering Beach Retreats are a fantastic choice for families. They offer a homely experience with space for 4, 6 or 8 people. Beach Retreat Apartments have two bathrooms – so no competing in the morning! All have outdoor space and access to the heated Mini Lido (in the summer months).






For little appetites

Little mouths still have big taste, so we have created a special menus, just for them. The menus change regularly and has been taste-tested by some of the coolest kids we know. Dinner starts early from 6pm in the Bay Brasserie, where there is plenty of space for high chairs, colouring books, and family members of the four-legged variety (in the courtyard only). For those able to wait a little longer, dinner in Doyle's Restaurant is served from 7pm...



A world of experiences...

The beach is our playground here at Woolacombe Bay but when it’s not beach weather, we’ve got your back. From our private Neo Cinema to our table tennis and pool table  – perfect for an indoor match – there’s something for everybody. How about a friendly foosball tournament? It’s all possible...

Whether burning off a bit of excess energy before bedtime or running about outside with new friends, kids love the adventure playground. Located beside the Bay Lido, you can relax on the lawns while your little nippers explore.

For older children, there's two full size tennis courts and beachside pitch and putt (children must be accompanied by an adult). Please note that it's adults-only swim time between 6pm-9pm every day in The Alchemist Spa, but The Bay Lido and Mini Lido are child-friendly all day from May - September.



Fun frolics...

Woolacombe Beach is on our doorstep, offering miles of uninterrupted sand and super clean waves - excellent for bodyboarding, surfing, SUP and rockpooling. Please ask at reception before you buy bodyboards, we sometimes have them left behind and may be able to find some for you!

There's also a great (and unusual) selection of ideal places to go in North Devon. Perfect for when the younger ones get restless, we've put together our  North Devon Guidebook - kids and adults alike will enjoy these days out.


Celebrating forty years of excellence...
We have been awarded four Silver Stars by The AA

WHERE TO HIRE IT From boards to bikes

Whether you're outdoor pursuits fanatics or complete beginners, it’s always useful to know where you can hire kit on holiday. We've put together a list of our top local picks to help you find the best places to hire boards (of all varieties), bikes, and…ponies! We also have ‘surf storage’ available for all your fodder.