Woolacombe Beach has all you need for happier holidays. Nestling between rugged unspoilt Baggy Point and Mortehoe, Woolacombe is framed by the hills of Woolacombe Downs.

The award winning beach is just a few minutes walk away from Byron and offers:

- Supervised RNLI Lifeguard service at specific times in the year. #RespectTheWater
Action sports – surfing, kite surfing, swimming, rock climbing, sea fishing and more
- Regular surfing competitions
Dog free and dog friendly areas of the beach 

For more information you can also visit Parkin Estates, private owners of Woolacombe Beach, who have provided visitors with an impressive level of service and facilities unrivalled in the area since 1948. 

When you fancy a change, Byron is in easy reach of three more amazing beaches, Putsborough, Barricane and Coombesgate Beach (which can be reached from Barricane when the tide is out) are great alternatives.

Barricane, or Shell Beach as it is known locally, has a small beach cafe serving homemade Sri-Lankan curries. People take rugs and cushions, chilled beer or wine and enjoy watching the sunset. It’s very popular, so get there early and take a bottle.