Woolacombe is an idyllic place to spend the day at the beach; learn to surf or hire a kayak;
Follow this basic safety information and watch the RNLI video on how you can stay safe.

  • Lifeguards are on duty from Easter to September, you’ll see their trucks and flags on the water’s edge when they’re on patrol.
  • When going in the water use the appropriate supervised flagged lifeguard areas; red and yellow flags for swimming and bodyboarding, black and white for surfing, canoes and hard surf craft.
  • If the red flags is flying do not enter the water.
  • Ask the lifeguards for advice, they’re on patrol for your safety.

Dog Information:  Dogs are welcome on Woolacombe Beach with some restrictions from 1st April (or Good Friday, whcihever is first) – 1st November. Please contact the Tourist Information Centre and ask for our dog information pack for further details.


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