Woolacombe beach walk

Walking trail

A circular walk, including a stretch of the South West Coast Path, through the sand dunes and along the beach at Woolacombe. A haven for wild-flowers and bird life in the summer.

Cows walking in Woolacombe dunes


Map route for Woolacombe Warren and beach walk


Marine Drive car park, grid ref SS458433


From the car park at Marine Drive drop down into the sand dunes until you reach the National Trust dog bin and bench.

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From this point, follow the South West Coast Path until you reach a large waymark post.

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At the waymark post turn right down the track until you reach a junction in the sand dunes.

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At this junction go right and descend through the dunes on to the beach. Once on the beach turn right towards Mill Rock.


Just past Mill Rock climb up a gap in the dunes to return to your starting point.


We hope that you really enjoyed this one-mile walk. The National Trust looks after some of the most spectacular areas of countryside for the enjoyment of all.

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Marine Drive car park, grid ref SS458433

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Woolacombe beach walk


A sand dune walk, steep in places and a short stretch of beach.

Woolacombe beach walk

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Woolacombe beach walk

How to get here

Woolacombe Beach, near Woolacombe, North Devon coastline
By train

Barnstaple, 15 miles (24km)

By road

A361 from Barnstaple, then B3343 signed to Woolacombe at Mullacott Cross roundabout

By bus

Service 303, Barnstaple to Woolacombe. See Devon Traveline website or call 0871 200 22 33

Woolacombe beach walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome under close control
  • Nearest toilets and refreshments in Woolacombe or Marine Drive car park (Seasonal)
  • Parking at Marine Drive car park, other parking available in Woolacombe