Wollacombe

Wollacombe in North Devon, has often been recognised in the press as a family friendly resort, with an awarding winning Blue Flag Beach. The beach and sand dunes attract many tourists to the area, and behind these, lays a lively village with good quality amenities, and a community spirit, which is reflected in the regular events program. Arrive at the right time, and you could enjoy Farmers Markets, Christmas Fayres, or Firework displays.

Amenities in the village include plenty of places to eat, and accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. This ranges from caravan and camping sites and bed and breakfast establishment, to family run hotels. There are also some larger hotels, and a good number of self-catering farmhouses, cottages, and apartments to let in Wollacombe, and the nearby villages of Lee and Mortehoe. Many of these will have beach views, and easy access to amenities.

Surfing is one of the most popular activities along the North Devon coast, with waves sweeping in from the Atlantic Ocean providing excellent conditions. Visitors, who are not fans of surfing, can also explore National Trust managed land, coastal paths, and cycle trails. Boat trips and activity holidays are also popular here, as is the shopping in Barnstaple.  If you don’t come by car, then you’ll find local bus services that run around a number of interesting towns and villages in the area, including Barnstaple, along with Ilfracombe.

If you want to make the most of the tourist attractions, other facilities, and good surfing conditions, then the best time to visit Wollacombe is in the Summer. Whether you visit the area for a relaxing seaside break, to sample some of the picturesque North Devon countryside, or decide to take up pony trekking, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in this part of the South West.