During our family holiday in North Devon we went to a few beaches in the area. One of our favourites was Woolacombe beach.
We went to Woolacombe during the height of Summer so it was a popular place for a day out, but there was plenty of space on the beach as you can see from the photo.
Combesgate Beach is close to Woolacombe Beach (600 metres away) and offers rock pools for the kids to explore.
Parking in Woolacombe
There were lots of cars entering the town. However we were pleased to discover there was extensive parking near the beach. Apparently there are over 2,000 spaces. We ended up on the edge of a hill and spaces were a bit tight and awkward, but there were better spaces if you kept driving.
Woolacombe Beach is popular with surfers and families. It is a massive beach area so there is no need to fight for a spot.
The beach is dog friendly, but it is huge so we didn’t encounter any during our day on the beach.
Our kids absolutely loved playing on the beach and in the sea. It was nice to have plenty of space. The kids ran around a lot, jumped over the waves and built sandcastles.
Eating in Woolacombe Town
The town is family small but it offers a range of places to eat. It was busy in town and we were concerned that we wouldn’t find somewhere to eat. Many of the places were completely full. We settled on a fish and chips restaurant that was not on a main street and we were lucky to get a table and served quickly. The crowds that followed us had to wait a bit longer.