It's time for a hen party in Woolacombe!
Surf's up! Woolacombe is a beautiful seaside resort in North Devon which will suit relaxed hen groups who want to kick back, relax and take it easy. With a selection of charming shops, a wonderful spa, friendly bars and pubs, gorgeous views and a beautiful, clean beach, this stunning holiday hotspot could hardly fail to please every one of your friends. Enjoy sun, sea and surf and some of the best watersports activities around on your Woolacombe hen do!
Why: reasons to celebrate a Woolacombe hen weekend
Take a deep breath of salty sea air and get ready for an action packed weekend in Woolacombe. From coasteering to surfing and quad biking to paintball, a Woolacombe hen party is just perfect if you can't get enough of the great outdoors. When everybody's all surfed out, there's plenty to promote rest and relaxation too - a session in the local spa will get all of your guests chilled out, glowing for the upcoming wedding celebrations and refreshed and ready for a big night out. Perfect!
Part of the North Devon coast area of outstanding natural beauty, Woolacombe rarely fails to impress. Take the stress out of your special weekend and let us do the leg work - all you need to worry about is which sun hat and swimming costume to pack! Get your enquiry in motion today and you'll be hitting the surf in no time at all.
Shop: Woolacombe shopping areas & recommendations
Woolacombe high street has got some wonderful retail options on offer and the main culprits are trendy beachside gift and surf shops. All the girls will love taking a wander around the village and picking up a souvenir or two and indulging in a holiday ice-cream or traditional Cornish cream tea. Along West Road, you'll be able to find various shops selling a huge range of charming and pretty clothing, books, gifts and beach supplies. If you need a serious retail fix, your best bet is to head over to the Green Lanes Shopping Centre in busy and bustling Barnstaple, to which we can arrange transfers, for high-street stores and more well known names.
Stay: choosing your Woolacombe accommodation
It's really important to sort out your hen accommodation as far in advance as possible and we're well placed with a huge range of ideas to suit your every requirement. Our Woolacombe hostels are a simple, purse-friendly way to stay overnight and our 2 and 3 star hotels are comfortable, popular choices too if you're not keen on roughing it. Alternatively our B&Bs are in excellent locations and perfect for giving the girls a central base, or how about one of our surf lodges for some incredible beach-side views? Whatever you fancy, have a look at our Woolacombe accommodation page and get in touch to find out more.
Party: where Woolacombe hen parties head after dark
The fun certainly doesn't stop once the sun sets and daytime activities are over on your weekend. In the evenings here, restaurants and bars fill with a vibrant mix of locals, surfers, backpackers and happy holiday makers, giving Woolacombe hen weekends a vibrant party atmosphere to rival even local party hotspot Newquay! Make sure to set yourselves up for a successful night by pre-planning some group-pleasing entertainment options before you go. How about glamming up and getting a limo from your hotel to a tasty restaurant or friendly bar?
Okay, so Woolacombe might not be a clubber's paradise but it's the ideal place to spend your evenings if you and your friends have done big nights over and again and simply want to kick back, chill out and appreciate spending time with your best girlfriends. Kiss goodbye to packed bars, rowdy students and endless jagerbombs - if you're looking for a relaxed night time vibe with plenty of good wine, quality restaurants and pubs which put friendly service, rough and ready surf chic and good conversation ahead of ankle-breakingly high heels and crazy fake tan! See our Woolacombe nightlife page for even more ideas.
When: the best times to Woolacombe
Woolacombe's attraction as a holiday destination makes it popular with thousands of tourists every single year and the beach is beautiful for a walk whenever you visit - even winter surfing for the very brave! However, we'd recommend booking your Woolacombe hen weekend for the summer for the sunniest weather conditions, the best watersports and a thriving nightlife packed full with friendly surfers and visitors.
If you're interested in events and festivals then you're in luck, as Woolacombe has plenty going on. A little further afield from the village, check out the Celebration of Local Ales and Cider in pretty Clovelly in May, the Barnstaple Fringefest in June or even BetaFest, the independent music festival in May too. If you all love to surf, uber-trendy Oceanfest in Croyde is an absolute must-see, with live bands, food, music and a whole lot of beachside action going on in warm, sunny June.