For Hotel guests

Welcome to the The Bay

We are delighted to have you as our guest at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel. Throughout the whole year and especially during peak season and school holidays, we want to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

To make your arrival hassle-free, we offer a warm welcome at the gate upon your arrival during these busy times. Our private car park has limited spaces and we save those exclusively for our hotel guests.

If you happen to arrive before our check-in time at 4pm, don’t worry – You are more than welcome to leave your luggage with us at reception and we will take care of it until your bedroom is ready for you. In the meantime, feel free to explore our beautiful Alchemist Spa, relax on our lush lawns, make a booking for a delicious dining experience at Bay Brasserie or sip on your favourite cocktail at Brasserie Bar.

Woolacombe is small, quaint, and charming, but it does get busy on sunny days with people visiting the beach. On these days, if you need to arrive at the hotel before midday, please allow a little extra travel time.

Let us take care of you, so you can fully enjoy the beauty of Woolacombe and the North Devon coast…

Disclaimer: Guests and visitors who park in our private grounds do so at their own risk. The Woolacombe Bay Hotel cannot be held liable for any damage to vehicles or personal property left within our premises.


For Alchemist Spa visitors

Relax, we’ve got you covered…

We understand that spa days and breaks are all about indulging in some much needed self-care and unwinding from the stresses of everyday life. That’s why we want your journey to be as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible, starting from the moment you arrive at our spa…

If visiting the Alchemist Spa at Woolacombe Bay Hotel for any type of spa appointment – please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. This will allow you enough time to get yourself settled in our facilities and having your appointment on time.

Whether you’re joining us for a relaxing spa day or indulging in a luxurious spa break, our parking options are designed to make your experience as seamless as possible. Located just a stone’s throw away from our spa, our parking is easily accessible and well-maintained for your comfort.


For Dining, Neo Cinema, Salt Gymnasia

using the private parking

During peak season, our on-site parking is reserved exclusively for hotel guests. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to our esteemed Neo Cinema goers, guests at the Bay Brasserie and SALT Gymnasia enthusiasts.

But don’t worry, our hospitality doesn’t end at the hotel walls. Woolacombe has many parking options only a few minutes walk away. This means that you can easily park your vehicles and make your way back to enjoy your favourite facilities.

While we know this may not be the most ideal situation during peak season, we hope that you will consider this a small inconvenience in exchange for our top-notch services and facilities. Our friendly staff will be happy to guide you to the nearest available parking spot.

Directions to Woolacombe

Are you planning a trip to the beautiful coastal town of Woolacombe? Look no further, as we have all the information you need for finding your way to our charming hotel. Whether you are navigating by car or public transport, we recommend using Google Maps for the most accurate directions.

If you are traveling by car, simply enter our address – Woolacombe Bay Hotel, South St, Woolacombe EX34 7BN – in your GPS or map app. This will take you directly to our doorstep and save you the hassle of getting lost on unfamiliar roads. The Victorian building of the hotel is hard to miss once you enter Woolacombe!

For those traveling by public transport, there are several options available to reach Woolacombe. The nearest train station is Barnstaple, which is approximately 14 miles away from the hotel. From there, you can take a taxi or bus to Woolacombe.

If you are coming from further away, the closest airport is Exeter Airport, located about 60 miles away. From there, you can rent a car or take a direct bus to Woolacombe.

If you encounter any difficulties along the way, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with further directions.

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