Things To Do
If you enjoy walking, there is an abundance of scenic walks locally through the Devon countryside, just a few steps from your holiday apartment door. Not only that, but Woolacombe is the perfect holiday base for exploring the beauty of the South West with Mortehoe, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Lynton, Croyde, Clovelly and Exmoor all close at hand. Many other North Devon family holiday attractions are within easy driving distance.
Visit the National Trust
Woolacombe, Mortehoe and Ilfracombe are surrounded by National Trust land with plenty of coastal scenic routes .
Woolacombe to Baggy Point Cycle Trail - takes you up marine drive to Putsborough, then onto Croyde. Approx. *8 miles, round trip. Easy to moderate cycling.
Woolacombe Beach Rangers - every year the beach rangers spend time on the beach, educating people about the beach, their work and providing ranger led walks leading and Rockpool Rambles!
The South West Coast Path
There are plenty of beautiful walks in and around Woolacombe. The best way to find these are by using the link below, which takes you to the website of The South West Coast Path. Here you can select the best type of walk suitable for you party.
The Tarka Trail
The Tarka Trail is part of the National Cycle Network - Route 27, running from Ilfracombe to Plymouth. This first part of the trail starts in Ilfracome and goes through to Braunton. Most of the route is on cycle track which run on the old railway line from Ilfracombe to Barnstaple. The stretch from Barnstaple to Bideford, has a cafe stop at Instow, which is the Old Station building.
Bike Hire is available in Barnstaple/Braunton
- Tarka Trail Cycle Hire - https://www.tarkabikes.co.uk/
- Bike It - https://www.bikeitbarnstaple.co.uk/
- Biketrail Cycle Hire and Cycle Shop - http://www.biketrail.co.uk/
- Bike Shed - https://www.bikesheduk.com
- Otter Cycle Hire - The Old Pottery, Station Road, Braunton EX33 2AQ, Tel: 01271 813339
Other Places To Visit
- RHS Rosemoor Gardens - Rosemoor Gardens are located at Great Torrington, the other side of Barnstaple. Great for a day trip! (Distance from Woolacombe approx. 24 Miles)
The Big Sheep - Bideford (Distance from Woolacombe approx. 22 Miles)
Atlantic Village - Bideford (Distance from Woolacombe approx.23 Miles)
Watermouth Castle - Family Theme Park & Castle (Distance from Woolacombe approx. 9 Miles)
Wildlife & Dinosaur Park - Combe Martin (Distance from Woolacombe approx. 12 Miles)