Camping in Woolacombe, Devon

by supercarly

This guide will help campers work out whether or not Woolacombe in Devon is for them. (Trust me, it will be!)

Holidaying on a budget?

Maybe Camping is for you!

There is something to be said for choosing to go camping in Devon, especially in the present economic climate where every penny has to count. 

Whether camping on the coast, or camping inland, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Devon.

If you take the right equipment with you, you can have a wonderful cheap holiday; and whether you are planning a family holiday with the children, or camping on your own there are plenty of good campsites to choose from.

Exploring Woolacombe

One lovely place to explore is around the Woolacombe area. Woolacombe is a village, situated on the North Devon coast.  You'll love it's wonderful sandy beaches.

It is a perfect holiday spot for a family holiday, as well as adventurers looking to go surfing.  The beach and waters are very clean and have won various awards.  You'll be pleased to hear that Woolacombe Bay is a Blue Flag Beach. 

The beach is patrolled by lifeguards, making it quite safe for children.  

You can take dogs on the beach at certain times of the year. Check for up to date regulations with the Tourist Information Centre.  They can provide you with a up-to-date information.

Things to do in Woolacombe:

You can enjoy PLENTY of activities in Woolacombe, including:

  • horse riding
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • mountain bike riding
  • quad biking
  • boat trips to Lundy Island

Woolacombe, Devon

Gorgeous, sandy beaches:

Places to visit

If you're holidaying in Woolacombe, you may wish to visit some of the surrounding villages and parks. 

Places along the North Devon coast to visit include Exmoor National Park, the quaint villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, Watermouth, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Croyde Bay and Clovelly Village. 

Make sure your camera is FULLY charged and you have spare batteries as these places are very picturesque.  Also make sure you have on loose trousers on, because you'll have to fill up on cream teas (of course!)


Woolacombe Bay Hotel
Woolacombe Bay Hotel
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You'll also enjoy visiting the gift shops, there are many in Devon and Woolacombe to explore, as there is an abundance of craftsman work hard making items locally.

You will find antiques, art, a variety of crafts, including handmade pottery, jewellery, cards, woodwork, wool spinning and knitting, as well as photography and much, much more!

Dartington Crystal is hand made in Great Torrington, North Devon, and well worth a visit with an interactive visitor centre and brilliant facilities for all the family, it is the perfect place to visit and a great place to go if it is a rainy day!

Taking it easy...

If you fancy taking it easy there are still plenty of relaxing things to do.  For example, you could take gentle walks along the spectacular beaches, exploring hidden coves or chill out in one of the many fine country pubs.  Woolacombe really is blissful!  The views are spectacular and you'll enjoy staring out to sea on a clear, sunny day. 

Woolacombe Bay Beach
Woolacombe Bay Beach
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Eating out:

Eating out is the best part of being on holiday and in Devon, you will not be disappointed with a good old fashioned Devon Cream Tea!  You will find plenty of places to eat, including beachside cafes, tearooms, bistros, pubs, hotels, seafood restaurants, and Indian restaurants.

Updated: 01/30/2012, supercarly
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