Top 4: Best Woolacombe Beaches
Just pick from our list to find the perfect place to go on your next adventure. The North Devon coastline is blessed with magnificent stretches of golden sand and secluded coves, making it a fabulous place to explore what we believe are the best beaches for outdoor lovers. Many of the places are historic in nature, as ways to keep the learning up, so let’s plan your their next fun day out.If there’s one thing that North Devon’s famous for, it must be the beautiful sights by the sea, with great places to eat, so keep reading.
The first of our picks is Woolacombe Beach, of course. A wide stretch of sand, Woolacombe in Devon has come fourth in a list of top European beaches, after Rabbit Beach in Italy, Playa de Ses Illetes on Formentera and Elafonissi beach in Greece. Woolacombe Beach made the top spot in the UK as well, for its three miles of heaven, beautiful and delightful, although Britain abounds with beaches and discrete little coves. Woolacombe fully deserves its place and the reasons why might seem old-fashioned: it’s safe and very long, with white sands, so even in the height of summer, it’s easy for find a bit to stretch out on. When you imagine the best beach the last place on your mind is probably the British shores, but the family friendly stretch of sand is also a surfing hotspot, making it a favorite beach for stomping in the winter as well, always clean and excellent. It’s wonderful for children to splash about and its clean sloping sands welcome dog owners, while the facilities are top-notch, with interesting shops and cafes and immaculate toilets.
The beach in the South West is renowned as well, although is farther away from the cafes, making it often quieter, and the location has some wonderful scenic walks which are perfect for dog owners, welcome all year round.
- Saunton Sands
Whilst it is regarded as a safe beach, there is no lifeguard cover but local facilities include shops, local pay parking, a restaurant and café, as well as surf school, so go ahead and plan your journey, as it has free admission. Located in South West Devon, is suitable for all ages but famous as the backdrop to Robbie William’s ‘Angels’ track. There’s a fixed rip against the rocks so remember where the waves aren’t breaking, even though it looks safe. With 3.5 miles of glorious sand, here you can rent colorful beach huts and gaze across the bay, experience some wonderfully mellow surf, get the kids in boogie boarding or kick back and enjoy one of the best beaches, open for dogs 12 months of the year.
- Broad Sands
It’s possible to get this beach to yourself, if you have kids who love exploring and camp fires, as it is well off the beaten track, thanks to the zero signs, despite it repeatedly being quoted in the top wild swimming beaches.