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

Mon 22/04 »

Surf report for Mon 22/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 14mph
19:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 2:25am (0.57m)
High 8:47am (9.36m)
Low 2:45pm (0.85m)
High 9:06pm (9.17m)
Daylight
First light05:31
Sunrise06:07
Sunset20:23
Dark20:59

Tue 23/04 »

Surf report for Tue 23/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
13:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
19:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 3:00am (0.97m)
High 9:23am (8.86m)
Low 3:17pm (1.34m)
High 9:41pm (8.65m)
Daylight
First light05:29
Sunrise06:05
Sunset20:25
Dark21:01

Wed 24/04 »

Surf report for Wed 24/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 3:34am (1.49m)
High 9:57am (8.25m)
Low 3:48pm (1.90m)
High 10:15pm (8.04m)
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise06:03
Sunset20:26
Dark21:03

Thu 25/04 »

Surf report for Thu 25/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 24mph
13:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 22mph
19:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 4:09am (2.09m)
High 10:33am (7.59m)
Low 4:23pm (2.50m)
High 10:54pm (7.43m)
Daylight
First light05:24
Sunrise06:01
Sunset20:28
Dark21:05

Fri 26/04 »

Surf report for Fri 26/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 23mph
13:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
19:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Low 4:53am (2.69m)
High 11:16am (6.97m)
Low 5:10pm (3.07m)
High 11:48pm (6.87m)
Daylight
First light05:22
Sunrise05:59
Sunset20:30
Dark21:06

Sat 27/04 »

Surf report for Sat 27/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 5:57am (3.19m)
High 12:20pm (6.48m)
Low 6:29pm (3.50m)
Daylight
First light05:20
Sunrise05:57
Sunset20:31
Dark21:08

Today's weather

Clear sky

11 °C
(51 °F)

Light breeze, 9.7 km/h from E

Sea temperature

10°C / 50°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

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