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Browsing leisure activities within 10 miles of Woolacombe Bay Village Self Catering
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Royal North Devon at Westward Ho! can rightly claim to be the cradle of English Golf. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest golf course in the country and is regarded as the St Andrews of England.
Waves, in Woolacombe, is a 'paint it yourself' ceramic studio and cafe with a wide selection of pottery to decorate. It's easy for anyone from young children to grown-ups to create their own masterpiece.
Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the UK. Frequent sights of seals, porpoises and dolphins. Come and enjoy one of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in England!
Learn to surf with UK's premier surf schools at Croyde and Saunton. British Surfing Assn. Level 4 Centre. Surfing GB 'Centre of Excellence.' Established in 1996. Open every day from Mid March to end October. Courses from £28 per person
Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7EB, Tel: 01271 870553, Email, (0.7 miles, 1kms)
Combesgate is a lovely secluded beach, located at the far right-end side of Woolacombe with some attractive rock pools ideal for children. Beware the beach is only accessible between low and mid-tide. Dog access restrictecd.
Woolacombe, Nr Braunton, North Devon, EX34 7DL, (0.6 miles, 0.9kms)
Woolacombe Beach is one of the finest beaches in the West Country with numerous awards. It's a big favourite for families and surfers, attracting thousands of people each summer.
Saunton, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1LQ, www.sauntonbeach.info/, (4 miles, 7kms)
Saunton Sands is a three mile long expanse of sandy beach popular with surfers and ideal for families.
Mortehoe's Deadly Coast Walk, EX34 7DT, Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com, (0.8 miles, 1kms)
Mortehoe is a small hilltop village on Devon’s northernmost coast. Despite its proximity to the holiday settlement of Woolacombe it retains an old-world charm and a feeling of remoteness
Walk Route: Cirular - Moderate/Difficult
Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9DT, (4 miles, 6kms)
This ancient cove was a popular bay for smugglers. High sided cliffs drop down to a small rocky bay with shingle and sand. This bay is sheltered and peaceful.
Lee Bay Coastal Heathlands, EX34 8LR, Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com, (2 miles, 3kms)
This rewarding walk combines some of the best of the South West Coast Path in North Devon with woodland and windswept farmland surrounding ancient farms.
Walk Route: Circular
Combe Martin is a superb family beach, a favourite of many locals, understandably as it is located within the Heritage Coast and in an area of outstanding Natural Beauty. It boasts some of the finest scenery.
The stepped beach and the rocks it possesses make Croyde one of the best surfing in Europe suitable only for experts. It is a world famous sandy beach, backed by sand dunes and situated in a small bay on the North Devon Coast.
Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7BT, Tel: 01271 870553, Email, (0.4 miles, 0.7kms)
Barricane beach (also known as Combesgate beach) not only offers a picturesque landscape tucked in between the rocks, but is famous for cowries and other exotic sea shells.
Combe Martin, North Devon, EX34 0DN, (7 miles, 12kms)
Access to Wild Pear Beach requires a testing walk of approximately 2kms with steep gradients. Mostly sand and shingle with rocks and caves at the foot of the cliffs.
Appledore & Northam Burrows, EX39 1QS, Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com, (9 miles, 14kms)
North of Bideford a peninsula of land juts out between the sea and the estuary of the River Torridge. Being something of a cul-de-sac, the area has a real character of its own.
Walk Route: Cirular - Moderate
Westward Ho!, Nr Bideford, North Devon, EX39 1HN, (9 miles, 15kms)
The beach is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. It offers vast expanses of golden sands, which makes it ideal for fun family bathing.