Stretch and unwind with a pilates workshop & session either one-to-one in a private studio or in a group session in nearby Ilfracombe.
Find out more on the S G Pilates website
Woolacombe Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a spot of surfing with something on offer for both beginners and those with years of experience. The main Woolacombe Beach, which is more than three miles long is the place to go for surfing lessons with Nick Thorn and others in the local area offering their services. The smaller beaches neighbouring the main beach, including Barricane and Rockham (Gruntna) are also available for surfing and are less well-known.
Other water sports on offer at Woolacombe, include kayaking, sailing, wind surfing and paddle-boarding.
Check out the local surfing conditions at Magic Seaweed.
Many other beaches in North Devon are ideal for water sports with surfing being the most popular at the nearby Croyde and Saunton Sands. For something a little different jet-ski-ing can be experienced at Watermouth Cove near Combe Martin.
The roads around Woolacombe are great for cyclists with the country lanes and coastal roads providing lots of opportunities to see the local area. For those with young children the Tarka Trail can be accessed in Braunton and is a largely traffic free, tarmacked pathway, which goes all the way to Meeth, a great place to stop on the route is Fremington Quay where there is an excellent café. If you don’t want to bring your own bike there are several places to hire bikes around North Devon, including Tarka Bikes and Bike It.
North Devon is great for walking with the South West Coast Path being the main route for seeing the stunning coastline, which includes some of the UK’s highest cliffs, waterfalls and breath-taking scenery. From Woolacombe you can enjoy a circular route to Baggy Point where you may see a peregrine; stroll up to Morte Point, which will interest anyone who enjoys the history of smuggling or geology, or discover Bennett’s Mouth, which is well-kept secret and great for families with lots of rock pools.
Explore North Devon with a spot of horse riding, with many stables nearby catering for all ages and levels of experience. At Woolacombe Riding Stables you can ride out and about around North Devon taking in some spectacular scenery, and for more experienced riders rides along Woolacombe beach are offered. Exmoor based rides can be enjoyed at the Exmoor Riding Centre, which is located near Lynton and Lynmouth.
Just a short car ride from the cottage is Woolacombe and Mortehoe Golf Club. This friendly course has a challenging 9 hole/18 tee layout and enjoys panoramic sea views. Another nearby course with equally stunning sea views is Saunton Golf Club and Course, which is hidden amongst Braunton Burrows. Saunton is home to 36 holes on it championship links course and was founded in the 19th century.
Other golf courses can be found at Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Highbullen and Westward Ho!