What to do in Woolacombe this Autumn
Beautiful beaches are longing to be strolled upon, cosy pubs call out to be relaxed in, while miles of spectacular coastline are awaiting the tap tap tap of many feet. Two spectacular moors, steeped in history and bursting with life, are begging to be explored.
Autumnal Country Pubs
Pubs! Inns! Whether town or country, thatched or riverside, they always become more inviting as the nights start to draw in. As Autumn appears in Woolacombe, so will the latest batch of scrumpy – alongside the gifts of a bumper Autumn harvest.
The call of a roaring fire, and fine sea views of course, will have you perusing menus of traditional pub fayre while sipping on a cider or two. North Devon is littered with eateries and inns, you won’t need to stroll far to find one.
They’re collected up, sometimes the pears too (we love a Perry), and the pure liquid gold that is cider is born. You’re welcome to sample many varieties in the region, from tasting events to food & drink festivals. There are plenty of opportunities to get your fill.
‘Tis the cider season.
Walk around Woolacombe in Autumn
Woodlands, moors, cliffs, beaches, coastline. Take your pick.
There are countless paths and trails, right across the whole county. The South West Coast Path runs right through two of our Holiday Parks for a start. You have plenty of options for wandering through the falling leaves of Autumn in Woolacombe.
A sea breeze is just what you need when stomping up Little (or Big) Hangman in Combe Martin or while traversing a trail through Braunton Burrows. Come for the fresh air and open spaces, there are less people about in Autumn too, so you may have the place all to yourself.
Get the Pooch Moving Too
We’re pretty dog-friendly in Devon and come Autumn in Woolacombe, almost all restrictions have been lifted across our many beaches. Your furry four-legged friends will have miles of sandy beaches to run about on with you.
Most of the local pubs will welcome them in too, you can all enjoy a drink together and grab some grub after enjoying the magnificent scenery.
Exmoor & Dartmoor
Flanking the North of Devon, and very close to Woolacombe, you’ll find Exmoor. An area of outstanding beauty – Iron Age forts, woodlands, heather and a beautiful empty wilderness. The odd pony too.
Ablaze with colour, as bracken and gorse show off their golden coats in Autumn, and littered with Tors – Dartmoor is a a magical place, steeped in legend, covering the South of the county.
The sun will hang low in the sky come Autumn, beaming the odd final flourish and farewell to Summer. You’ll fall in love with the majestic splendour of Devon, time and again.
Living in a Surfers Paradise
The waves roll in from across the Atlantic, sometimes off the back of a hurricane in the Caribbean, it is the season. Surfers rejoice as the bigger swell hits our shores. Amateurs and pros alike will flock to the amazing surfing beaches we have on offer.
And, Autumn in Woolacombe means warmer water after months of the sun’s rays on the deep blue salty waters. Jump in and revel in the strength and power of this Ocean.
A blind eye will normally be turned upon the end-of season beach fires popping up into the evenings too… the sizzle of a sausage, strum of a guitar and merriment.
Bonfire Night & Halloween
Remember, remember the 5th of November. Across the region, as well as the country, we’ll be building fires up high and whizzing rockets skywards.
There are displays galore in the local area, serving mulled wine, sparklers and a cheeky hot dog.
Autumn in Woolacombe
Check out the Milky Way for an adventure park that’s great for the whole family. There are Sea Safari’s running from Ilfracombe, maybe out to Lundy? If you fancy a jump about then head to Air Extreme, an action-packed trampoline centre. Or why not learn to surf?! Woolacombe is one of Britain’s Best Beaches after all.