Local Area Information


Woolacombe is an excellent destination for a holiday.  The beach, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars are all within a stone’s throw of the apartment.

The main beach is about three miles long and offers fantastic surf conditions and safe bathing for all, with surf lessons and equipment hire widely available.  Barricane beach (to the right of the main beach) is a shell beach.

There are a number of pubs, cafes and restaurants within the village and most welcome children.  During the summer season there is also a selection of takeaways open.  Shops cater for all and you will probably find they cater for family needs.

The local Tourist Information Office is located on the Esplanade (www.woolacombetourism.co.uk or tel. 01271 870553) and they will be able to offer guidance on all local attractions. 

Here is an overview of some of the local towns and villages:


The next bay from Woolacombe with a number of small sheltered bays.  The Heritage Centre contains details of the local history.  A further selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants are available.


A small village near to Croyde with two excellent pubs.


A pretty village with a selection of cafes, restaurants and bars.  The village centre is about a mile from the beach which is a firm favourite with surfers.


A village located about 10 miles away with a good selection of shops.   On the outskirts of the village are the burrows which neighbour Saunton Sands.


The capital of North Devon with a large shopping centre including the famous ‘Butchers’ Row’.  The Pannier Market is also well worth visiting, especially on a Friday which is the main ‘local produce’ day.  Barnstaple has a leisure centre with swimming pool and a museum.  A large selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes.


Located about 5 miles away, Ilfracombe is a Victorian seaside resort and is the nearest town to Woolacombe.  Again Ilfracombe has a wide selection of places to eat and drink and is currently home to ‘Verity’.