Welcome to the official website of the Woolacombe & Mortehoe Tourist Information Centre
Covid Update November 2020
Sadly all but essential businesses are now closed until at least early December. We will once again be asking people not to travel to Woolacombe from any great distance, as Government advice is to ‘Stay at Home’.
Marine Drive Car Park, The Esplanade roadside parking bays and Putsborough Car Parks are remaining open. We politely request that if you do come to Woolacombe by car, that you park legally and responsibly in one of these areas. If, for example The Esplanade parking bays are all full, please do not park on the double yellow lines, go instead to Marine Drive, where there are plenty of spaces. Government advice, however, is to walk or cycle rather than drive wherever possible.
Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed, including holidays in the UK. This includes staying in a second home, or staying with anyone you do not live with or are in a support bubble with.
We hope it won’t be too long before we can welcome you back to Woolacombe and Mortehoe, but in the meantime, stay safe.
WOOLACOMBE BEACH IS AN AWARD WINNING BEACH!
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.