Woolacombe Beach

Woolacombe beach
Woolacombe beach
Photo: © The Devon Guide
Woolacombe
Photo: © The Devon Guide

Woolacombe beach in North Devon was recently voted the best beach in the UK by TripAdvisor users. Whilst I can think of at least twenty beaches I prefer to Woolacombe, there is no denying it is a good beach, especially for families.

The beach at Woolacombe is a vast stretch of flat golden sand backed by a warren of sand dunes.At the northern end is the small resort village which has everything you would expect from a British resort, although thankfully it isn't too tacky and hasn't been over-developed, yet. If you are after a little less company then try the southern end of the beach, also known as Puttsborough. You can either walk the mile along the beach, or try and navigate the maze of lanes that will lead to Puttsborough by car; I'd try the former!

Facing due west, as Woolacombe does, means the beach here picks up most of the Atlantic swells. As a result it is one of the UK's best known surfing beaches. However, given the relatively flat sandy bottom, the waves are fairly gentle here and it is a good spot to learn at.

During the summer months safety isn't an issue as there is extensive lifeguard cover. This combined with all the local amenities and clean water make for an excellent family beach.

Woolacombe Beach Weather Info

5 Day Woolacombe Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Woolacombe Beach tide times & sea state

Sun 16/06 »

Surf report for Sun 16/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
13:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
19:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 12:22am (1.29m)
High 6:43am (8.72m)
Low 12:46pm (1.34m)
High 7:05pm (8.87m)
Daylight
First light04:14
Sunrise05:00
Sunset21:34
Dark22:20

Mon 17/06 »

Surf report for Mon 17/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
13:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
19:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 1:03am (1.27m)
High 7:24am (8.68m)
Low 1:23pm (1.38m)
High 7:44pm (8.84m)
Daylight
First light04:14
Sunrise05:00
Sunset21:34
Dark22:21

Tue 18/06 »

Surf report for Tue 18/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 4mph
19:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 1:41am (1.33m)
High 8:03am (8.56m)
Low 1:58pm (1.47m)
High 8:22pm (8.73m)
Daylight
First light04:14
Sunrise05:00
Sunset21:35
Dark22:21

Wed 19/06 »

Surf report for Wed 19/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
16:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 2:17am (1.45m)
High 8:39am (8.37m)
Low 2:31pm (1.63m)
High 8:57pm (8.53m)
Daylight
First light04:14
Sunrise05:00
Sunset21:35
Dark22:22

Thu 20/06 »

Surf report for Thu 20/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 2:53am (1.64m)
High 9:14am (8.13m)
Low 3:04pm (1.84m)
High 9:33pm (8.27m)
Daylight
First light04:14
Sunrise05:01
Sunset21:35
Dark22:22

Fri 21/06 »

Surf report for Fri 21/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 3:29am (1.89m)
High 9:49am (7.85m)
Low 3:39pm (2.11m)
High 10:09pm (7.95m)
Daylight
First light04:14
Sunrise05:01
Sunset21:35
Dark22:22

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

13 °C
(55 °F)

Moderate breeze, 24.8 km/h from SW

Sea temperature

13.3°C / 56°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

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