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Activities in Woolacombe

Before settling down for the night at one of our Woolacombe holiday cottages, adventure the day away in this dynamic seaside resort. Dive in, take off, throw on your walking boots or lose yourself in a film for a memorable experience in this thriving village. With something to excite those after an adrenaline-pumping experience, guests after a relaxing time in the great outdoors and visitors of all ages, explore somewhere new and try your hand at different activities each day.


Pop into one of Woolacombe’s trio of surf schools where you can hire equipment, book a surf lesson or head out with local guides on a coasteering session. Woolacombe Surf Centre and Hunter Surf School are based in the centre of the village whereas Nick Thorn Surf School operates on the southern end of Woolacombe beach at Putsborough. All three schools offer a range of surfing, coasteering, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding so you can spend days making a splash in the water with fantastic instructors and the very best boards and suits to keep you warm. From beginner to advanced, learn how to make it to your feet or perfect tricks and turns if you have already mastered popping up. Should you have your own board and be looking for spots to dive in, catch waves at Putsborough, Woolacombe or nearby Combesgate.

Source: Woolacombe Surf Centre

Hang Gliding

Take to the skies and glide above this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as you embark on a tandem hang gliding flight with Fly Like a Bird. Soar high above the beach, countryside and ocean and switch off from the hustle and bustle with this tranquil experience. Provided with an introduction to the equipment and safety briefing before take-off, feel at ease as you are in safe hands with experienced instructor, Sam. Begin your flight at either Putsborough or Woolacombe Downs and then execute an exhilarating descent to the hill where you can tuck into your picnic packed lunch and admire the spectacular views from the ground.

Coast Path Walking

This brilliant well-trodden trail winds its way around the South West for a whopping 630 miles. The South West Coast Path path hugs the coast and majestic cliffs of Woolacombe offering magnificent views across the sea, over to Lundy Island and beyond. Wander towards the headland at Baggy Point and make your way to Croyde for a pitstop at the tearooms or one of the local pubs before heading back and stopping off at Marine Drive to catch the sunset. Head in the opposite direction and meander your way around the coast at Mortehoe. Famed for its shipwrecks, this stretch of the shore is dotted with perilous rocks and dangerously inviting coves which you can marvel at from high above. Hunt out Bull Point Lighthouse and keep your eyes peeled for seals along the way. The majority of the path is suitable for wheelchairs and for those who like to chase sticks, too, so bring your canine companion along and have a ball.


After days spent in the great outdoors, settle down in front of the big screen and watch family favourites and new releases at the Neo Cinema. Residing in the Woolacombe Bay Hotel this smart cinema invites you to sink into a sumptuous sofa or luxurious armchair with a tipple in hand. With a superb array of cocktails, wine and traditional cinema snacks on offer arrive early and get your treats from the bar. An intimate venue, the Neo Cinema seats no more than 30 guests so you can switch off and immerse yourself in the film in this welcoming environment.

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