Welcome to Woolacombe & Mortehoe
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 its cleanliness, water quality and facilities. Lifeguards ensure safe family swimming during the summer and surfers come from all over the country to enjoy the great waves and clean water.
Two Vibrant Devon Villages
With its’ 3 mile stretch of golden sands, great waves and stunning coastal footpath, Woolacombe really does have something for everyone! Families enjoy splashing about in the sea with bodyboards, building sandcastles, playing beach games, exploring the rockpools for marine life, and indulging in icecreams, whilst others stroll along the dramatic coast path, bird watching and seal spotting or surfing the great waves that roll in from the Atlantic.
A calm cliff-top village with spectacular views, Mortehoe is listed in the Doomsday Book and has a number of interesting features including a rare barrel-roofed thirteenth-century church. Visit the Mortehoe Museum which gives visitors a glimpse of Old Morte and the days when smugglers lured ships onto the rocks.
Eat, Drink & Stay in Woolacombe & Mortehoe
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.