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Woolacombe - Village Beach

Woolacombe, Devon

Woolacombe Village Beach is a two and a quarter mile stretch of golden sand backed by sandy hills and the Woolacombe Downs. The village of Woolacombe lies at the northern end of the beach, and is full of seaside shops, cafes, restaurants and B&B's. The Woolacombe Bay Hotel and Watersmeet Hotel probably offer the best accomodation in town, and the Red Barn pubs has the liveliest night life.

Weather and Tides


20 July 2017

Light Rain

Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed18mph
UV Risk6
Sunset21:21 BST


21 July 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed15mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:26 BST
Sunset21:20 BST


22 July 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed15mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:27 BST
Sunset21:19 BST


High tide: 03:27 BST
(02:27 20 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:37 BST
(08:37 20 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:02 BST
(15:02 20 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:14 BST
(21:14 20 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 04:37 BST
(03:37 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:44 BST
(09:44 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:06 BST
(16:06 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:18 BST
(22:18 21 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 05:39 BST
(04:39 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:44 BST
(10:44 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:03 BST
(17:03 22 July 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Ilfracombe) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (