Woolacombe is one of the finest beaches in the West Country, and it is easy to see why it has won numerous awards. It’s a big favourite with families and surfers. The sheer length of the beach means it is possible to find quieter places in the surf, even at the height of summer. The beach has easy access, three large car parks, excellent facilities, and a wide range of activities for all ages. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round, with some restrictions in the summer months. Woolacombe itself is a lively village with great pubs, restaurants and access to the South West Coast Path.