The History of Woolacombe & Mortehoe

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When visiting Woolacombe, be sure to check out the new tiles depicting the history of Woolacombe & Mortehoe – you can find the display on the terrace at the far end of the main beach car park, before you go down on to the slipway. The tiles were commissioned by Ray Parkin, of Parkin Estates, who own the first section of Woolacombe Beach. The history of Woolacombe & Mortehoe includes agriculture, smuggling and wrecking, American Troops assault training in preparation of the DDay Landings, the rise and demise of the railway, as well as the obvious … tourism!

History lovers should also stroll along The Esplanade to see the War Memorial, as well as visiting Mortehoe Museum – a real treasure trove of local information!