Welcome to the official website of the Woolacombe & Mortehoe Tourist Information Centre

** UPDATE – 23RD JUNE 2020 **

Facilities in Woolacombe are now beginning to open up, and whilst overnight stays are  not permitted until 4th July, in the meantime we would love to welcome you for a day visit …. here’s some useful information to help plan you visit …

Car Parks: There is roadside parking along The Esplanade (Pay & Display), The Esplanade Beach Car Park and Marine Drive Car Park (above the dunes) are open, as is Putsborough Sands Car Park (at the southern end of Woolacombe Beach).

Toilets: The toilet block opposite Red Barn on Barton Road is open, the toilets at the slipway entrance to the beach are open,as is the block opposite Combesgate beach at the far end of The Esplanade. The toilets at Putsborough Sands are also open. The remaining car park and toilet block will re-open as it gets busier.

Local Businesses: Essential shops remain open, and there are a number of eateries offering takeaways. Some non-essential businesses are now open too.

Lifeguards: The RNLI lifeguards are on duty on Woolacombe Beach (north end – closest to Esplanade).

No Overnight Stays: In line with Government guidelines, there is no overnight accommodation available in Woolacombe, this includes staying overnight in campervans, etc. ACCOMMODATION WILL BE OPENING UP FROM 4TH JULY.

Litter: Please respect our beautiful beaches and villages – if bins are full, please take your litter home with you, thank you. Local authorities and businesses are working hard to get full refuse services back on track.

Please bear with businesses as they get used to their ‘new normal’  way of working – rest assured they are doing everything they can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Please be patient and remember to play your part by social distancing.

Tourist Information Centre: We hope to re-open our doors on 4th July.
If you have an enquiry, please email info@woolacombetourism.co.uk or call our Temporary Phone Number: 07470 679106

Voted Number 6 in Europe and Number 20 in the World in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards!

Voted as the fourth Best Beach in the UK on Tripadvisor for 2019, and previously the Best Beach twice in recent years! Woolacombe also holds the ‘England for Excellence Gold Award’ for best family resort and was voted the Best British Beach in the Mail On Sunday. Woolacombe Beach lies between Morte Point and Baggy Point. This three-mile long stretch of golden sand is renowned for it’s cleanliness, water quality and facilities. Life guards ensure safe family swimming during the summer and surfers come from all over the country to enjoy the great waves and clean water.

Woolacombe itself is a lively village with great pubs, restaurants and places to stay. Visitors of all ages will find plenty to do away from the beach. There’s a friendly, laid-back atmosphere here which visitors are sure to enjoy. Visit us and you’ll see why people come back summer after summer.