Our Beach Awards

Best European Beaches 2013 and 2014 by TripAdvisor

Our high standards of cleanliness and beach safety have been recognised yet again by holidaymakers who participated in TripAdvisor's survey and rated us 2nd in the UK beaten only by Rhossili Beach in Wales

The TripAdvisor website carries reviews of places, hotels and restaurants posted by travellers and holiday makers.  Emma Shaw, spokeswoman for TripAdvisor, said the awards recognised the best beaches according to travellers who had visited them and given them "the highest levels of praise".

Here are a few quotes from the reviewers:-

"Best beach in the UK"

"Everything you want from a beach and more"

"Lovely and clean"

Don't just take our word for it visit us and find out yourself or take a look at TripAdvisor's website



Coast Magazine's Best Beach Award 2012

We were delighted to be invited to London to collect the prestigous  Coast Magazine's Best Beach Award 2012.  The annual Coast Awards, in association with Joules celebrate the people and places that make the British seaside so special, representing all that is innovative, valuable and exciting around our shores. 

A panel of ten experts – TV Presenter Ben Fogle, Olympic Sailor Ben Ainslie, Co-founder of the Seaside Regeneration Campaign Roma Backhouse, Slow Food UK Chief Executive Catherine Gazzoli, Marine Conservation Society Communications Manager Richard Harrington, Surf Nation Author Alex Wade, Cool Camping Writer Jonathan Knight, Hotel Critic Sally Shalam, Visit Britain Director of Strategy and Communications and Joules Managing Director Tom Joule – joined Coast Editor Clare Gogerty to nominate those they thought had shone during 2011.

Coast magazine received a record 40,000 votes from readers across the UK who voted for their favourites from the nominees and the full results are in the July issue of Coast (on sale 28 May).



The Mrs Deakin Award

Wendy and Stewart Deakin have visited Woolacombe for over thirtyeight years, initially with their parents, then with their daughters and latterly with their grandchildren.  They have always enjoyed the traditional, unspoilt village and the beautifully kept, safe, award winning beach, with it’s rolling sands, beach huts and blue sea.  Woolacombe has everything needed for a traditional seaside holiday.