No beach is more epic at low tide than Woolacombe Sands. Bookended by headlands, the vast strand divides the seaside town of Woolacombe, at the northern end, and Putsborough, further south. Between them are two-and-a-half miles of golden Blue Flag-quality sand and behind? Well, spreading beyond, the countryside is blessed with a handful of truly excellent campsites. As always, only the best make the cut for Hipcamp.
If you’re after as much sea, sand and surf as possible on your next holiday in Devon, try camping and glamping in Woolacombe. We’ve been up and down the North Devon coast to find the best camping and glamping sites for the Hipcamp collection and there are some gems within easy reach of Woolacombe’s golden sands. With a reputation as a family-friendly beach, it’s no surprise that some big holiday parks and caravan sites cluster close to the coast, but here at Hipcamp we know that sometimes it’s flair not facilities that our campers are after. We seek out the smaller, independent sites where you’re more likely to find campfires than kids’ clubs and cabarets. There’s something for every type of camper among the campsites near Woolacombe from simple places where you can pitch your own tent or park up in a camper to luxury glamping sites with bell tents, yurts, tipis and treehouses.
There’s little doubt that if you’re heading to Woolacombe for your camping or glamping holiday you’ve got your sights set on its beautiful beach. With almost three miles of sand between Woolacombe and Putsborough, there’s space for sun seekers, surfers, sandcastle builders and swimmers. Wannabe surfers can sign up for lessons with one of the surf schools in town, adrenaline junkies can book a coasteering adventure and experienced horseriders are welcome to enjoy the sands from the saddle on a trip with Woolacombe Riding Stables. The well-signposted national trail, the South West Coast Path, offers a place for walkers to stretch their legs and enjoy sea views. The National Trust’s Baggy Point, the headland at the south end of the beach, makes a good starting point. Inland, there are plenty of country rambles too. Woolacombe is within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Tarka Trail offers traffic-free cycling and walking. It’s also a drive of less than half an hour to the edge of Exmoor National Park. For more ideas of things to do in this part of North Devon, check out the Woolacombe tourist information website.
No beach is more epic at low tide than Woolocombe Sands and behind it? and behind? Well, spreading beyond, the countryside is blessed with a handful of truly excellent campsites. As always, only the best make the cut for Hipcamp. Which will you choose?