Woolacombe Beach

Woolacombe beach is two mile stretch of golden sand, a favourite with families.

Activities on the water include surfing, windsurfing and canoeing.

Toilets, parking, lifeguard in the summer, cafe, shop and disabled facilities.

The beach has zoned areas tom separate swimmers from other water users.

Dog restrictions: No dogs Easter to October.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Woolacombe Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches at Woolacombe, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Woolacombe Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 1 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Dec 10rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Dec 11rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 0.9 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Dec 12fog
Expect a temp in the range 0.9℃ to 1.9℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Dec 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Dec 14fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.6℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Dec 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (NNE)

Woolacombe weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Woolacombe Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Woolacombe Beach is at Ilfracombe 8.80 km (5.47 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:01 (Height 1.56m)
   High Tide at 06:22 (Height 8.72m)
   Low Tide at 12:21 (Height 1.66m)
   High Tide at 18:43 (Height 8.58m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:35 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 06:56 (Height 8.66m)
   Low Tide at 12:54 (Height 1.76m)
   High Tide at 19:18 (Height 8.42m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:07 (Height 1.78m)
   High Tide at 07:29 (Height 8.51m)
   Low Tide at 13:27 (Height 1.94m)
   High Tide at 19:52 (Height 8.19m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:40 (Height 2.00m)
   High Tide at 08:02 (Height 8.28m)
   Low Tide at 14:00 (Height 2.18m)
   High Tide at 20:26 (Height 7.91m)
Tue 13 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:13 (Height 2.27m)
   High Tide at 08:37 (Height 7.99m)
   Low Tide at 14:36 (Height 2.45m)
   High Tide at 21:02 (Height 7.58m)
Wed 14 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:48 (Height 2.57m)
   High Tide at 09:14 (Height 7.68m)
   Low Tide at 15:16 (Height 2.75m)
   High Tide at 21:42 (Height 7.26m)
Thu 15 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:30 (Height 2.89m)
   High Tide at 09:59 (Height 7.38m)
   Low Tide at 16:05 (Height 3.02m)
   High Tide at 22:32 (Height 6.98m)

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