Why do people go camping in Woolacombe?

If you aren’t familiar with what is regarded as one of the gems of the British coast, you might be wondering why Woolacombe camping is so popular. Here we will explain why it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK, and why you should make it your next camping spot!

Woolacombe Beach

The main reason why Woolacombe is a camping hotspot, is the award-winning Woolacombe Beach which has been labelled the best beach in the whole country. It is an idyllic location. It frequently receives various awards over the years for its outstanding water quality, the golden sand and the iconic view. Stretching over three miles between Baggy Point and Morte Point, as well as a wonderful set of sand dunes you can explore; it is the perfect place for a camping holiday. Supported by brilliant facilities at the Woolacombe resort; it is popular with both locals as well as visitors from across the globe. 

If the very popular Woolacombe sands are too busy for you, and you want somewhere that isn’t disturbed by crowds of visitors, there are plenty of less well known beaches in the area. Barricaine Beach, Combesgate Beach and Grunta are all brilliant places to go for rockpooling, surfing, swimming and relaxing on the beach; without the hustle and bustle that comes year round at Woolacombe. 

Activities outside of relaxing at Woolacombe sands

Whilst spending your time at the iconic sandy beach is the main attraction that brings many people to Woolacombe, the town has much more to offer than just that.  If you enjoy horse riding, the Woolacombe Riding Stables are worth a visit, where you can experience a unique beach ride as if you have entered an episode of Poldark. Or if the waves are more your thing than horses, Woolacombe is a great place to explore by sea kayak. There is even the option to explore the gem of North Devon from the sky like a bird, by going on a tandem hang glide! That would make a truly memorable camping experience! 

Alongside those experiences, there are other things you can do in your own time. Explore the famous South West Coast Path at your own pace, and be rewarded with brilliant views. I

Sample the village’s friendly atmosphere at its effervescent pubs, restaurants, and cafes. 

Woolacombe’s wildlife

One of the other main attractions to this area of North Devon is that it is a haven for wildlife. Lundy Island is nearby (can be seen from Woolacombe beach), where you can visit the protected site to see the famous puffin population; as well as the chance to see the seals, dolphins, porpoises and small sharks that frequent its waters. The island is also known for attracting migrating sea birds, who return to the area each year for breeding season.

Brilliant places to stay

Another reason why Woolacombe is so popular as a camping destination is its wide selection of great Campsites. From the camping pitches at the various sites run by Woolacombe Holiday Parks, to local campsites on sections of family farmland; there is a perfect campsite to fit your needs in Woolacombe.

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