North Devon surfing-Woolacombe Sands. On the south north side of the Bay Baggy Point and with Morte Point to the north- 2 and a half miles of west facing golden sand backed by dunes, behind which are the grassy slopes of the Downs. Stretching all the way to Putsborough- great for beach walking though beware of the tide. The Tarka Trail follows the South West Coast Path along the Warren.
Holiday Woolacombe Devon. The village itself is a short walk away up the valley. Lots of car parking- with superb views overlooking the Bay from Marine Drive. With some of the best Atlantic breaks Woolacombe beach is popular with surfers of all ages and abilities from beginners to the experienced longboarding locals- but even they keep out when the un-rideable waves of winter pound in.
Woolacombe surfing-lots of surf hire shops. Hire a board, a wetsuit, a bodyboard, even gloves. Surf school lessons from qualified instructors. Take a weekend body boarding course? Have a look online for the surf report and or the surfcam. Cafes and restaurants and a large pub too. Disabled access to beach. Lifeguard in season. A regular Blue Flag Beach winner. Dog zoned so a dog friendly Beach Devon. Lifeguards in season. From hotels to woolacombe beach self catering holidays to campsites to holiday parks lots of accommodation nearby too. Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks from apartments, lodges and caravan holiday homes to camping and touring accommodation.
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Beyong the hotels of the Esplanade is Barricane Beach and then so beautiful Morte Point. (National Trust.) Excellent Devon coastal walking. Woolacombe is a Blue flag beach and is popular with families. Kite buggies, boards and all wind powered vehicles are rightly banned on public safety grounds. Woolacombe Devon. Devon Surf.
Putsborough Sands At the south end of Woolacombe Bay, with Baggy Point protecting the beach from the worst of the winter gales. Less commercial, reachable down a winding lane. Hire equipment from the beach shop.
Ilfracombe popularised by the Victorians. Fishing boats bobbing at high tide in the harbour, visiting yachts moored for the night.
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