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Woolacombe

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Woolacombe in North Devon is home to one of the most popular beaches in the country, where miles of golden sand, excellent surf and secluded coves combine to offer a beautiful seaside holiday destination for all the family.

Woolacombe Wildlife The North Devon coast is a haven for wildlife, perfect for those wanting to explore the great outdoors and spot the animals that call this landscape their home. The wild headland of Morte Point is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and affords visitors the chance to see kestrels, or walk on the coastpath to spot seals basking in the secluded coves below and, if you’re lucky, see dolphins frolicking in the surf. Hop aboard a boat to Lundy Island to spot puffins, seabirds and the occasional basking shark frequenting the mild Devon waters. The open moorland of Exmoor National Park is renowned for its dramatic coastal views, offering guests plenty of opportunities to enjoy romantic walks and lengthy hikes within the peaceful surroundings amidst wild ponies and tweeting birds.

What To Do In Woolacombe Woolacombe offers a variety of activities to entertain families on holiday whatever the weather. The award-winning Blue Flag beach boasts miles of golden sand, and a range of on-the-water activities including surfing, sea kayaking, windsurfing and stand up paddleboarding. Swim safely in Woolacombe’s lifeguarded waters or relax on the soft, fine sands. Nearby Bennett’s Mouth is a secluded cove known for its dramatic rock formations and rockpools are great for little ones who can enjoy crabbing or starfish hunting. Spend the day at Exmoor Zoo (the famous Devon zoo that inspired the hit Hollywood movie), or in the charming harbour town of Ilfracombe, which flaunts a family-friendly aquarium and vibrant ‘beside the seaside’ atmosphere.

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