Welcoming Woolacombe

‘Where magnificent scenery meets the swell of Atlantic waves along the spectacular North Devon Coast’ Woolacombetourism.co.uk

As well as long being a popular location for people to live, Woolacombe is finally now getting the recognition it deserves with not only tourists from the UK but all over Europe and further afield. The picture postcard beach that is a mecca for surfers, with former English surfing champion Neil Clifton calling this his home, but also families alike, with its gently sloping shoreline and picturesque back drop. In February 2015 Trip Advisor proclaimed the Woolacombe beach as the best in the UK, 4th in Europe and 13th in the world!

The lively village is just a stone’s throw from the beach with a selection of pubs, restaurants and shops, coupled with the friendly, laid back atmosphere which brings people back time after time.


Barnstaple 14 miles | Braunton 4 miles | Ilfracombe 6 miles | Bideford 21 miles


Woolacombe | Saunton 7 miles | Croyde 5 miles


Good regular local bus links to Barnstaple/ Braunton/ Croyde/ Ilfracombe
Train station Barnstaple with Links to Exeter and beyond (14 miles)
M5 motorway (43 miles)


Woolacombe Primary School
Braunton Secondary School (7 miles) Ilfracombe Academy (6 miles)
With the independent schools of Kingsley School (21 miles), Shebbear College (34 miles) and West Buckland School (21 miles).


A number of independent convenience stores
Tesco (6 miles), Cooperative (6 miles), Sainsburys (14 miles) Tesco superstore (14 miles)


Saunton Golf Course (7 miles)
Royal North Devon Golf Club (22 Miles)
Portmore Golf Club (14 miles)
Ilfracombe Golf Club (6 miles)