Devons hidden beaches

Five of Devon’s Secret Beaches

The summer holidays are upon us, which means most of the beaches in Devon will be littered with families, jostling for space to play frisbee and queuing in the sun for a lunch time cone of chips. But how about a secret beach spot reserved just for you? How about a quiet spot tucked away from the tourists? How about dramatic scenes the locals like to keep to themselves?

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Surfing lesson review: when I rode a wave

I moved to Woolacombe a few months ago and taking a surfing lesson was definitely on my “must do” list. I became fascinated with watching the surfers and those having their first go in the water. I love the idea of riding waves and being so close to nature. I love surfing culture, the vibes, everything about it. I want to be part of it.

I can swim well yet something about the ocean makes me nervous. I want to have a go at surfing so I need to overcome this.

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3 walks around the Woolacombe coast not to miss

There’s no better way to fall in love with Devon than by stomping along its beautiful coast lines. Over rugged cliffs and churning waves, through sun-kissed farm land and by sleepy country pubs, our county is best discovered by foot.

Don’t know where to start? Here are our top three rambles around Woolacombe that everyone in the family can enjoy.

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Best beach, now we’re a best Park

Yippee, Golden Coast has made it into the final three in the Great British Park Off awards. But it’s not a surprise to those already in the know! 

What’s our secret? Our flagship Devon Holiday Park has all the qualities you’d expect from a top holiday resort, but we wanted to share the must-see things that make it really special for your next break. So read on to find out why we’re so many people’s’ favourite…

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Keeping you safe on Britain’s best beach

Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks in Devon is delighted to announce that it is working with the RNLI in promoting awareness to its guests about the importance of water safety.

All four of its Devon Holiday Parks are situated close to Woolacombe Beach – which was recently voted the best beach in the UK in TripAdvisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards – and it is the first Holiday Park to work with the RNLI in promoting the charity’s Respect the Water campaign. This is aimed at raising awareness of drowning and water safety, ultimately reducing the number of people who lose their lives at the coast around the UK.

Said Kevin Darvill, sales and marketing director at Woolacombe Bay: “Safety in the water, both in our swimming pools and on the beach, has always been a huge priority for us. We jumped at the chance of working with the RNLI to spread this vital message and are delighted to be involved in its Respect the Water campaign.”

The company intends to do this in a number of ways via its children’s clubs with the use of arts and crafts, educational shows with Park mascots – Billy and Betty Beachball – and by providing an RNLI In the Surf’ guide in its welcome pack which is given to all holidaymakers.

In addition, the on site surf shop will provide educational material to those renting surfboards, wetsuits and taking lessons, and activity club staff and instructors will be relaying water safety tips to those using the company’s surfing simulator and water safety tips to guests travelling on the bus down to the beach. There will also be additional Safety in Water Signage throughout the Parks.

Further planned activities include glasses embellished with the RNLI Respect the Water logo, along with a capsule containing a tonne of water to create awareness of how heavy water is and how dangerous it can be to battle against it.

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