9 reasons a holiday in Woolacombe is better than a holiday in the Caribbean

When it comes to planning your next break do you pick a Staycation and explore closer to home with ease or head off to somewhere exotic? If you’re weighing up the pros and cons of home or away then we’re taking a look at your options.

1. Woolacombe beach has been voted top beach in the UK two years running


Our three-mile stretch of sand has kept its top spot as the UK’s best beach according to reviews and ratings by TripAdvisor users. You can’t mess with the facts, right?

2.  We’ve also been voted as one of the top 5 beaches in Europe


We’re right up there with Greece, Italy, the Balearics and Turkey!

3. Travelling to Devon is much cheaper than flying halfway across the world


And your carbon footprint is much lower too. Besides, who needs to fly across the Atlantic when our beach is this good?

4. The surf is to die for


Uninterrupted barrels rolling in to the shore. One after the other after the other after the other. You won’t find that on the still seas of the Caribbean now, will you?

5. Our smuggling heritage is evident


And you can walk for hours across our rugged, rocky coastline where pirates and buccaneers and smugglers hid their booty.

6. The food


Whether you fish for it, catch it or just let someone else do all the hard work, the food in Woolacombe is some of the best in the country. Our seafood is also as fresh as it comes, what with the sea being right there and all.

7. OK(ish) weather


Alright, so we can’t guarantee scorching sunshine like Saint John can, but our weather is mild at worst during the summer and when the sun does shine, you may as well be in the Caribbean anyway. So, same same, but closer.

8. History


Castles and gardens and old stately homes. We’ve got it all, and its thousands of years old – you may even learn something while you’re here!

9. Friendly folk


Us Devonians are born and bred to grin all the day through – we’re a friendly old bunch who want to show you our home and our culture. We’re loud and proud of our home, and you’d see why if you just come on down!

Go to woolacombe.co.uk to find out more and book your UK dream holiday!

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