The votes are in, Trip Advisor’s users have spoke and best beach in the UK for 2015 was officially Woolacombe Bay in Devon.
The Great British seaside is a wonderful thing, if you’re looking for bucket and spade summer holidays or bracing winter walks and fresh air, just get yourself down to the beach. If you don’t know this part of the world, let me tell you more.
Why Visit Woolacombe Bay?
Woolacombe Beach in North Devon ranked as number 1 beach in the UK and the fourth best beach in Europe. Taking things global, this British gem came it at number 13 back in 2015.
That’s pretty impressive.
This has always been an area of the UK that its fans and followers have deemed to be world-class and now they have the certification to confirm it! According to experts among the tourism industry, the appeal of Woolacombe Beach lies largely in how incredible laid-back and old-fashioned it is.
Woolacambe’s broad sweep of sand appeals on many levels, giving it a diverse popularity that helped propel it up the polls. Simply put, Woolacombe has it all.
Surfers, nature lovers and sun seekers all love Woolacombe and its luxuriant three miles of gorgeous sea-side vistas. Those three miles give visitors the space they need when they flee the city crowds for Devon’s peacefulness.
Ever popular with families, Woolacombe offers a safe haven for young explorers of British coastal delights under the watchful eye of experienced RNLI life guards. Woolacombe doesn’t just offer sand and sea, there are rock pools waiting to be investigated too. The beach is kept immaculately clean and dogs and their owners have their own special area to enjoy.
Where to Stay in Woolacombe Bay?
If you’re looking for hotels, bed and breakfasts or the family favourite, Holiday Parks, Woolacombe has plenty of incredible accommodation choices to suit all visitors.
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks are perfectly positioned for walking to the beach, hiking, relaxing or just soaking up the splendour of the natural beauty around.
Facilities and Practicalities
There is no shortage of top-rate facilities at Woolacombe Beach.
There is good parking and access at Woolacombe Beach and shops and cafes to provide everything for your day at the beach are on hand. Woolacombe takes particular pride in its accessibility to people of restricted mobility.
Showers and wash rooms at the beach are kept immaculately clean and functional, even at peak times.
Want to know more about British Beaches? This is Trip Advisor’s Top 10 list for the UK, 2015
Dorset, Devon and Cornwall feature heavily in this list, all are lovely beaches and would be great for a family summer staycation in the UK.
- Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, Devon
- Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, Dorset
- Rhossili Bay, Rhossili, Swansea
- St. Brelade’s Bay Beach, St. Brelade, Jersey
- Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall
- Perranporth Beach, Perranporth, Cornwall
- Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall
- Luskentyre, Isle of Harris
- Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, Dorset
- Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset
We’re working on a post on the best beaches in Britain and Woolacombe Bay will most certainly be featured, but what’s my favourite UK beach? Tenby wins for me.