North Devon Beaches
Our luxury Camping Park provides an ideal base from which to explore the many beautiful beaches and coves along the North Devon coastline. Most are easily accessible and offer endless pleasure for all the family. The National Trust maintain the coastal footpaths and also arrange family days for everyone to join in with fun activities or volunteer to help maintain the beauty of the area.
Families with children will love glorious Woolacombe beach. Three miles of soft, golden sand with fantastic views across the Atlantic towards Lundy Island. Relax and enjoy the lively beach vibe in Summer, stroll along the sands to Putsborough, or take in the spectacular western sunset at the end of each day. Woolacombe also enjoys great surfing conditions! There is ample parking (charges apply).
There are lots of other pretty and beaches to visit, all within easy reach of our park. Barricane Bay , the next inlet along from Woolacombe is famous for the thousands of tiny exotic shells that can be found there amongst the rook pools, carried in by the Gulf Stream. A beautiful dog friendly beach with a small Sri Lankan beach cafe serving refreshments throughout the day into the evening. Combesgate is the next sandy bay along accessed by steep steps or from Barricane at low tide. In Mortehoe there is parking and a few minutes walk will take you along the hilltop and down steps to Rockham bay, a very beautiful beach with wonderful views. From Warcombe Farm you can walk down to nearby Lee Bay, a shingly little beach with a myriad of rock pools, teeming with sea creatures, and many interesting shells and pebbles for the children to collect and of course adults too! The Grampus Pub at Lee has an attractive beer garden and provides welcome refreshment. Visit the quaint Old Schoolroom Craft Gallery.
A few minutes drive can take you to Ilfracombe which again has wonderful coastline and several small beaches to explore. Be sure to visit the harbour, a starting point for fishing and boat trips along the North Devon coastline. Check out Damien Hirst’s famous sculpture of Verity, looking out to sea from the Pier. The Tunnels beaches, hand carved in the 1820s, are steeped in history and, with their tidal pools, make a fascinating visit for all ages.
Saunton Sands is a vast expanse of golden sandy beach backed by the dunes of Braunton Burrows, popular with surfers and kite surfers alike, and dog friendly all year round. A little further around the coast towards Baggy Point is the pretty thatched village of Croyde. The beach here attracts more experienced surfers and families. It has several attractive eateries and pubs. Dog restrictions are in place during the Summer months.
The friendly staff at Warcombe, with a wealth of local knowledge, will be on hand and happy to offer ideas, advice and directions. Maps and guides are available in the campsite shop.