Think three miles of beautiful coastline, fabulous beach facilities and the drama of Exmoor and you’ve got Woolacombe, an idyllic part of North Devon and a top destination for a last-minute holiday. You’ll find lots of excellent holiday cottages in Woolacombe, offering all the luxury and convenience of your own private hideaway; ideal for a couples retreat, a big family trip, or a just a spur of the moment weekend away.
Woolacombe beach is an award-winning stretch of sand, popular with tourists – and increasingly surfers – but not so popular as to lose its relaxing charm, even out of season. This picturesque destination is the perfect spot for a cottage holiday, with many Woolacombe cottages enjoying amazing sea views or idyllic rural locales. If you’re looking for accommodation that’s close to amenities, you’ll find several in or near to Woolacombe village.
Things to do on a Woolacombe cottage holiday
Woolacombe’s biggest draw is its pristine beach. This three-mile strip of gorgeous sandy coastline is a popular spot for surfers and water sports enthusiasts. Like other resorts on the South Coast, Woolacombe is visited by surfers all year round. If you’re into surfing – or looking to hire a board and give it a go – Woolacombe Surf Centre is definitely worth stopping by.
While you could spend your holiday riding the waves, Woolacombe has plenty more going on out of the water too, making it a great choice for a family holiday. The whole region boasts some stunning natural landmarks, for instance, you could head out by boat to Lundy Island, a dramatic spot inhabited by all sorts of wildlife, including grey seals that you can see all year round.
Woolacombe and the surrounding area offers tourist attractions galore, including Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Borough Farm, where you can catch a falconry show. For thrill-seekers who get bored of ‘hanging ten,’ there’s the Milky Way Adventure Park, full of white-knuckle rides and located in the nearby town of Bideford.
Be free to enjoy your next holiday on your own terms, choose a cottage in idyllic Woolacombe and make some great memories. Whether you’re looking for pet-friendly accommodation or perhaps something with a pool, you’re bound to find the perfect property.