WHY WOOLACOMBE BEACH HAS IT ALL!
It may have taken its time, but a rather important message recently hit home for holidaymakers from the UK – you don’t have to leave the UK to have a genuinely fantastic holiday.
Now more than ever, families are discovering and re-discovering the true joys of the British Isles, having for so many years simply assumed that the only good times to be had could be found abroad.
Such is the appeal and magnetism of certain UK hotspots that they’ve gained international acclaim and are drawing in spring and summer sun-seekers from all over the world.
And when it comes to ticking all of the most important ‘family fun’ boxes, it’s hard to think of anywhere better than Devon’s own Woolacombe beach.
What makes Woolacombe beach so special?
Well, the simple answer is a lot of things, but it’s fair to say that the number-one draw above and beyond everything else is the natural wonder that is Woolacombe Beach. And it’s not as if it’s just a matter of opinion for some either – Woolacombe Beach was recently voted ‘Best Beach In The UK’ by Trip Advisor readers. Moreover, it’s also appeared in various world-renowned publications, including The Independent, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail, having been singled out as one of the best family beaches in the world.
Which prompts the obvious question – why?
Well, for one thing, Woolacombe Beach is blessed with mile after mile of soft golden sand, along with sublime swimming and surfing opportunities that are suitable for kids and adults at all levels.
There’s a huge resident contingency of rock pools to explore when the tides are right, the natural scenery on all sides is quite frankly breath-taking, and even in the summer, when things are at their busiest, you’ll still easily find plenty of space for you and the kids to relax.
Of course, local authorities are fiercely proud and protective of their glorious assets, so it’s no surprise that the beach is kept spotlessly clean. The only sore point ever mentioned by those visiting the place is that the car park just behind the beach is borderline extortionate.
It’s all for a worthy cause, of course, but for the sake of saving every penny for maximum family fun, the best advice is to make sure you and the kids stay somewhere close enough to the sands to never have to bother with using the car at all.
By a sizeable margin, the closest accommodation to Woolacombe Beach that’s guaranteed to tick every family fun box and more is Woolacombe Bay Park.
Superbly located, always a winner with families, and surprisingly affordable, Woolacombe Bay Park represents the perfect base for a dreamy Devon getaway.
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Here’s a quick video to give you a little teaser:
As you can see, the location of Woolacombe Bay really is something else. Commanding incredible views over the three-mile stretch of golden sands and out toward Lundy Island, there simply isn’t another holiday park in Devon that offers these views.
Just as soon as you catch your first sunset, you’ll know you made the best possible choice!
Great Family Facilities
Some parks were adapted to meet the needs of families and young children – Woolacombe Bay Park was built from the ground up with family fun in mind!
To say there’s ‘something for everyone just doesn’t do the park justice. No matter your interests or age, you’ll find dozens of wonderful amenities, facilities, and entertainment options to keep you busy night and day.
Bonus for the grown-ups & Other facilities
For those looking to indulge their cravings for life’s little luxuries, why not pamper yourself with a spa beauty treatment, book yourself in for a professional manicure, and round it all off with a dip in the indoor hot tub?
Every night, the park bursts into life with an array of wonderful entertainment opportunities for the whole family, while the three daily kids clubs keep the youngster in the thick of it throughout the day.
Along with a series of caravans boasting unbroken sea views, the site offers ample space for camping, a fantastic farmhouse with its outdoor hot tub, and a contingency of seaside-themed luxury apartments.
And if all this wasn’t enough, those staying at Woolacombe Bay Park can use the facilities and amenities of their other three holiday parks in Woolacombe, Devon – Easewell Farm, Twitchen House, and Golden Coast.
- Barricane Beach Cafe– Enjoy the sunset as you dine on fantastic food.
- Bar Electric– Possibly the best burgers in the region, definitely the most fun!
- Eddy’s– A marvelous taste of Mexico to add even more sunshine to your day.
- The Captains Table– Amazing seafood and a gorgeous view over the bay.
- GJ’s Dutch Pancake Bar– Undoubtedly, the best pancakes you’ll ever taste…Heaven for kids!
- Woolacombe Bay Pizza Company – Let’s be honest…who doesn’t love great pizza?
Exmoor Zoo – You’re never too old to love a good zoo and Exmoor’s is a genuine gem!
Mortehoe Museum – From tractor rides to hands-on exhibits, this place was built with kids in mind, so take them and have a blast together!
Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park – Gorgeous gardens, wild rides, and even a water show…what more could you ask for? Your kids will love it!
Ilfracombe Museum – From stuffed centipedes to mounted Bison heads, a quirky museum, worth a visit!
Quince Honey Farm – Come meet the local bees and find out just how the sweet stuff gets made!
Lynmouth Cliff Railway – Spectacular views from one of the world’s most famous railway routes… unmissable!
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park – Kids + Dinosaurs = Good Times for All! Fill your day with adventure, fun, and nature!
Ilfracombe Aquarium – Explore the delights of the deep blue without getting wet!
As you can see, the Woolacombe area is not only perfect for a family holiday, but its surroundings also offer so much more for adults and kids. And suppose the weather is not exactly perfect. In that case, the little ones can still enjoy a day in, playing math games or other entertaining ones using the popular Poki website in the comfort of the caravan, waiting to go outside and enjoy the rest of the available amenities!
A Beach is not only a place to swim or lay down in the sun but also many other factors to consider. Woolacombe, with its many amenities and spectacular views, should be on your wish list if you haven’t visited it yet!
So, what do you think about this fantastic area of the UK? Do you have any more tips or places worth seeing in the surroundings? Leave me a comment below! 🙂