Things to see and do around Woolacombe

Woolacombe is a sporting paradise. Make a sand castle, take a gentle stroll along the beach, or get action-packed: surfing, paragliding, riding or more. With the green slope of Woolacombe Down, the beach, and the extensive sand dune system at your disposal you can set your own pace for fun.

Start here

Packed to the gills with local information, edible treats and local gifts, the Woolacombe and Mortehoe Tourist Information Centre on The Esplanade is a great first stop on your visit to the area. Working in partnership with the National Trust, the friendly staff are on hand to help you get the best from your visit with the latest information on local events, walking routes and fun activities for families. You can also hire an all-terrain mobility tramper to get out onto the Woolacombe Dunes. Opening times vary check here for information.

Mortehoe and Morte Point

A short walk from Mortehoe village, the tapering headland of Morte Point is renowed for both its wild beauty and its treacherous sea conditions. A great place to escape the crowds and watch out for wildlife, Morte Point is a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, with seals and hovering kestrels to enjoy.

Bull Point & Rockham Bay

The rocky peninsula of Bull Point has had a lighthouse since 1879, when it was built to protect passing ships from wrecking and smuggling activities from the notorious 'Mortemen'. 

Bennett's Mouth and Lee

Another secluded cove which you need to walk to is Bennett's Mouth, with dramatic rock formations and rockpools, it's a haven for wildlife and flowers. Take a short walk to the east on the South West Coast Path and you will find the small village of Lee where fushia plants grow wild.

The Torrs, Ilfracombe

A short walk out of Ilfracombe, the Torrs Walk was built in Victorian times when Ilfracombe was growing in popularity as a seaside resort. The path led up to a pavillion which was demolished in 1960, creating an ideal spot for a picnic, and an ideal place to take in the amazing views. Free parking for National Trust members.

Any time is 50 things to do before you're 11¾​ time

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