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VISIT | Take in this delightful north Devon beach at Woolacombe | Devon


The expanse of the sandy beach at Woolacombe Beach
The expanse of the sandy beach at Woolacombe Beach

A stunning beach on the North Devon coastline with history, surf and delight for all


Just a beautiful beach in north Devon


A place of life - sit, watch, surf or run


Once in the history gone by of World War Two, young men practised the art of war - some never returned




A Cairn overlooking Woolacombe Bay from the headland above in stormier weather
A Cairn overlooking Woolacombe Bay from the headland above in stormier weather

"...the magical beauty of this Devon coast where life, sea and surf meet..."



Description |


Woolacombe Beach is 3 miles of sandy soul-pleasing sand, surf and dunes.


Facing into the Bristol Channel, and from thence onto the Atlantic Ocean, this part of Britain's coastline is more wild and bracing than most. It offers all an opportunity to amble, run, surf, play and generally be merry whilst the water plays its recurrent hymn of motion. 


Young and old, fearless or relaxed, Woolacombe Beach offers everybody a chance to be by the seaside on a glorious sandy beach.


And whilst the sun, sand and sun soaks into you, ponder for a moment, that in 1944 thousands of American soldiers practised in these same waters in readiness for their amphibious assault on the Normandy beaches in France. More than just a beach!







Directions and Map |


Find Woolacombe on the edge of the north Devon coastline between Croyde and Ilfracombe, north-east of Barnstaple


Longitude: -4.211827

Latitude: 51.170134


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