Danielle Hannaford

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Wonderful Woolacombe

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Woolacombe is one of the places I keep going back to. I fell in love with the North Devon seaside village when my husband first took me here in 2003; he has been holidaying here since he was knee high and I’m so glad he introduced it to me all those years ago. Last weekend, with a group of family, we headed south to Woolacombe once again and as always, had a wonderful time. IMG_2941.JPG
Even though we’ve stayed here countless times, both camping and in hotels, we try to do something different during each stay. This time, we paid a long overdue first visit to Barricane Beach, to sample their much talked about curry.IMG_2942.JPGBarricane Beach is a secluded cove that’s about a ten minute walk from the centre of Woolacombe and the café here serves Sri Lankan curry by night. It’s a bring your own booze affair and we took a picnic blanket so we could eat on the beach. There are a few picnic benches but it’s much more romantic sitting on the beach and looking out to sea as the sun goes down! The curry was delicious – I can’t believe it took us all these years to get round to going.IMG_2948.JPGAs well as trying out new things, these are some of our favourite things to do whilst we’re in Woolacombe:

  • Catching waves bodyboarding – we did this on Christmas Day morning last year which was pretty cool
  • Scouring the beach in search of driftwood
  • Walking along the south west coast path
  • Having a cold one in The Red Barn – they have live music here on a Friday and the food is really reasonable too
  • Tucking into a cream tea – Beachcomber Café’s are really good
  • Dreaming of being a surfer and browsing the surf shops
  • Watching magical sunsets over the sea

IMG_2977.JPGWhatever we do, and whatever the weather, we always know we are going to have a brilliant time. It’s a place that holds so many special memories for us and I know there are lots more to come!


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