Woolacombe Beach, North Devon

Woolacombe, Devon, UK
Beach Lifeguard Apr - Sep

Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or ‘combe’) in the parish of Mortehoe. The beach is 3 miles (4.8 km) long, sandy, gently sloping and faces the Atlantic Ocean near the western limit of the Bristol Channel. It is a popular destination for surfing and family holidays and is part of the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beach has won several awards, including the recent title of “Britain’s Best Beach” in the “Coast Magazine Awards 2012″.

Woolacombe Beach Surf
Woolacombe in North Devon is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is a right hand reef break as well.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Surf Forecast for Woolacombe Beach, North Devon

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Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.

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Wind (mph)5 10 15 20 25
Wave height (ft)4.5 2.5 2.5 1.5 5
Last updated: 19-Apr-2018