Woolacombe is Britain’s best beach for 2016 (as voted by TripAdvisor Travellers Choice)

Devon beach named the best in Britain by TripAdvisor for the second year!

(and if you go now you’ll probably have it all to yourself!)

Woolacombe wins TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award 2016

TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards has named the breathtaking Woolacombe Beach in Devon as Britain’s best.
This glorious beach is a spectacular gem right on our doorstep, and is attracting visitors all year round.
TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards has named the breath-taking Woolacombe Beach in Devon as the number one in the UK, for a second year in a row. The quieter, and some might say even more beautiful, Putsborough Sands is located at the far end of the beach.
Backed by sandy hills and the Woolacombe Downs, the beach boasts a three-mile long stretch of golden sand and rolling, unbroken surf which makes it the ideal hotspot for surfers. The sheer length of the beach means that there is no shortage of sand to sit down and relax on during the busy summer months.

1. Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, Devon

Woolacombe Beach looking towards Putsborough and Baggy Point
Woolacombe Beach looking towards Putsborough and Baggy Point
Woolacombe Beach
Woolacombe Beach
Putsborough Beach
Putsborough Beach

Woolacombe Beach has received the best reviews and ratings from travellers, landing it the number one spot again in the top 25 beaches category in the TripAdvisor 2016 Travellers Choice Awards. One person said: “Three miles of heaven. In wild weather, it is beautiful. In good weather, it is a delight.” The beach is part of the beautifully unspoilt north Devon coast which has protected status as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It boasts nearby parking, surf hire, showers and toilets. There are also plenty of cafes, pubs and shops nearby. At the Putsborough end of the beach there is surf hire, showers, parking, toilets, and beach shop and cafe.
The Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards were determined by the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches, gathered over 12 months.