Woolacombe Beach is a beach in Devon, England.

Woolacombe Beach is positively beaming with accolades — celebrated as one of the UK’s top beaches on the stunning North Devon coast, in between Croyde and Ilfracombe. This 3 mile stretch of sand has been a fan favorite for surfers and families alike who flock here for a traditional seaside experience. Belonging to the Parkin Estates (now 3rd generation owners) Woolacombe Beach has services like daily cleaning and beach hut rentals, plus lifeguards in the summer, so you can swim, kayak, walk, kitesurf, or of course, hit the surf. The nearby village of Woolacombe is the perfect complement to the beach, having plenty of cozy cafes, shops and B&Bs. Plus, fantastic views to be had of Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel. Finally, don’t miss the memorial for the US army who trained here for their Normandy landing during WW2 — sitting on the grassy headland of this beautiful golden bay.

Are there lifeguards on Woolacombe Beach?

Woolacombe Beach is a lifeguarded beach.

Beach lifeguards in Devon are provided by the RNLI and details can be subject to change.

For the most up-to-date information on lifeguards at Woolacombe Beach including lifeguard patrol dates and times, please refer to the RNLI website.

Are dogs allowed on Woolacombe Beach?

So – is Woolacombe Beach, Devon dog friendly?

There are certain times of the year when dogs are allowed on Woolacombe Beach.

Dogs are not allowed in a certain area of the beach from May to October, but may be allowed in other areas with a lead.

Is there parking at Woolacombe Beach?

There is parking availabile at Woolacombe Beach.

This location has three large car parks, capable of accommodating up to 3,000 vehicles, including designated disabled parking spaces.

Woolacombe Beach Location

The nearest postcode location for Woolacombe Beach is: EX34 7DN
The OS Grid Reference for Woolacombe Beach is: SS 4561 4370
The nearest town to Woolacombe Beach is: Ilfracombe

Woolacombe Beach Map

Here is a map of the nearest postcode location: [pw_map address=”EX34 7DN” key=”AIzaSyA3rR60XBp9yDRlF54_kqsPLOAk3w7K51U”]

Woolacombe Beach – Additional Information

☑️ Great for Surfing
☑️ Toilets

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