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Woolacombe Beach Retreats

Self Catering

The Beach Retreats are a small cluster of coastal homes offering easy breezy beachside stays in Woolacombe. Go from bed to beach in less than 5 minutes' walk!

In summer months, The Mini Lido is the place to be. Laid-back with a hint of beachy elegance, the heated pool is perfect for a lazy day in the sun.

Sleeping 4 to 6 guests and offering free beachside parking, easy self check-in and free WiFi, they have all the home comforts you need to really settle into your coastal stay.

Dog-friendly and family-friendly, each home has outdoor space (large balcony or patio).

What makes a stay at Woolacombe Beach Retreats unique?

Ever dreamt of having your own home by the beach? The Beach Retreats offer that and so much more. Privately managed, this little cluster of coastal homes has everything you need to feel at home and enjoy your self-catering break in Woolacombe.

Offering self check-in and free beachside parking, you can arrive at your convenience. Get settled in with free WiFi and SMART TV. On sunny days, the Mini Lido is the perfect holiday recovery strategy - rest and relax on sun loungers, just stopping for the occasional dip in the pool.

Dog-friendly, these beachside homes offer great value stays - you can pack up to two pups for just £50 per week.

For families, the open-plan layout is a winner! Enjoy family time and days on the beach, which is just a stroll away.

The Beach Retreats are managed by the neighbouring hotel - The Woolacombe Bay Hotel - which has a spa, restaurant and cinema; all are within walking distance of the Beach Retreats (extra charges apply).

What is the capacity for Woolacombe Beach Retreats?

The Woolacombe Beach Retreats are a collection of 30 self-catering homes. They offer two types of accommodation - Flats and Apartments. Both sleep 4 - 6 in two bedrooms. Flats have a single family bathroom, where Apartments have a family bathroom and separate shower room.

Up to two well-behaved dogs can stay in appointed dog-friendly Flats/Apartments.

Accommodation is either first or second floor. All homes have either an enclosed patio or balcony, with space for dining.

Inside, there is a combined kitchen/lounge/dining area with floor to ceiling windows.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Woolacombe area?

With miles of soul-stirring coastline and rugged Exmoor countryside within easy reach, Woolacombe is quite simply one of the most beautiful places to visit in Devon and the whole of the South West. Visit wild coast with a trip to Valley of the Rocks where wild goats roam and epic coastal views await. Pootle around pretty villages such as Clovelly, or take to the waves - North Devon beat Cornwall to win Britain’s first World Surfing Reserve award!

Whether you explore by foot, bicycle or car, the Beach Retreats are a gateway to all North Devon's best bits.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

There are a number of lovely dining dens in Woolacombe. Whether you seek something you can grip in your mitts, a hearty home-cooked affair, or a real showstopper for your stay... Woolacombe is the perfect destination to satisfy your foodie cravings.

The Bay Brasserie at the nearby Woolacombe Bay Hotel is just 2 minutes from the Beach Retreats. Serving brasserie faire with a fine dining twist, lunch, dinner and coffess can be enjoyed in this beachside eatery. Alternatively, if you would like food to take back to your Beach Retreat home, there's classic fish and chips, pizza or Gobblebox (highly recommended - the best chicken, vegan and seafood burgers in town, all served with slaw and skin-on fries!)

For afternoon tea, Doyle's at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel comes highly recommended. Three tiers of treats, enjoyed with views of the waves.

Other Information

It is possible to organise supermarket deliveries straight to your Beach Retreat home.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Dog/Pet friendly

Facilities & information


Parking (free)

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Swimming pool

5-9 People Capacity



Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Parking Available

Towels included

Sitting room

Hair dryers

Washing machine

Central heating

Bring your own travel cot

Heated swimming pool


Bicycling, Cycling


Jogging, running

Beach (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)


Electric oven

Electric hob


Extra info

Closed Times: January

Nearest Airport: Exeter Airport

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 30 minutes

Nearest Train Station: Barnstaple

Nearest Railway Time: 30 minutes

Open Times: February - December

Gas & Electric Included: Yes

Number of rooms: 2

Number of room to: 2

Price Per Week From: 525.00

Price Per Week To: 1,540.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: South Street, Woolacombe, Devon, WoolacombeEX34 7BY, United Kingdom

All accommodation is self check-in. You will be issued a code 24 hours before arrival, allowing you access to a keysafe where your key can be found.

The Beach Retreats are located in the centre of Woolacombe village, just a short stroll from the sandy Woolacombe Beach. The walk back from the beach is slightly up-hill, but isn’t too punishing. Once you arrive in Woolacombe, drive along South Street, turning left at the children’s playground. The self-catering Beach Retreats are ahead - signalled by a small beach hut display. The first retreats you will see are the Beach Retreat Flats. These are in small duplex blocks facing West, with the parking centrally located.  To reach the Beach Retreat Apartments, simply carry on a few yards, and you will reach a second parking area. From here you will be able to see the Mini Lido and the apartments that surround it in a horseshoe shape. There is further parking behind the apartments.


From junction 27 on M5 take the third exit and follow signs for A361 to Barnstaple. Follow the signs for Ilfracombe. Take the dual carriageway to Braunton (note 50mph speed limit). Stay on A361 to Mullacott Cross roundabout, take the first exit and follow signs to Woolacombe. When you approach the 20mph speed limit into Woolacombe, take the first left and from there you will find South Street where the Beach Retreats are located.


​Trains from the Midlands, Bristol and London Paddington to Tiverton Parkway, which is approximately one hour away.

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