From the sea off Combesgate beach

From the sea off Combesgate beach


Combesgate beach is a pretty secluded beach located at the far right-end side of Woolacombe offering some attractive rock pools - ideal for children. It is the first true sandy beach as you walk down from Mortehoe to Woolacombe along the coastal road.

Combesgate is one of the Marine Conservation Society recommended beaches,. Flat golden sands, rocks to either side, a gentle waterfall to the rear, hidden in a little cut out.

The best time to visit is between low and mid-tide, when activities can include swimming, surfing, building sandcastles and exploring the rock pools. Be aware that access to the beach itself is via a number of steep, but well maintained, steps. Combesgate is probably not be the best option for families with push chairs or those with mobility in mind.


Very good, like the toilets/bathroom and will be coming back soon



We really liked this site, it is well run and managed and this shows, there wasn't anything about the site I found disappointing.

The things we liked: Entrance is by security barrier, (no deposit required), toilets and showers are modern and clean, in the showers each cubicle in the ladies has shelves, a hook and a stool, they are also massive cubicles which makes showering children so much easier - and of course the underfloor heating is lovely.

Pitch sizes were good and well marked out with varied options, some are very private, others not. The site map doesn't do the layout justice in my opinion. There is lots of hedging which breaks up the site and pitches.

Playground great for the kids. Dog walk great area - we have no dog but liked it! Leads directly to coastal footpath another plus point.

Reception/the shop is small but had a varied stock for the essentials plus some camping bits.

Staff went the extra mile, it was only when we came home that we found out how great the staff at Warcombe are, we realised once home (about a week after leaving the site) that we had lost a tent pole, I emailed Warcombe and one of the wardens was kind enough to go and look around the pitch we had been on, luckily for us our pole was still there and was posted back to us, needless to say we are very grateful.

Location great for beaches. We travelled to The Big Sheep for a day out and would recommend for kids, lots to do there including very reasonable laser tag which you can book in for 1/2hr etc.

Woolacombe has plenty of restaurants and takeaways.

Whilst the tariff is rather steep on this site, I would still return and definitely recommend to others.

Family of 4