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Home | Blogs | Your Holiday Itinerary for a Week in Woolacombe in May Half Term!


To make your stay easier we have created a Holiday Itinerary for your May Half Term Week in Woolacombe!

May is a wonderful time of year to enjoy all that North Devon has to offer. You can relish the beaches as the sun continues to warm the sand and the waves, as well as enjoying easy access to a whole host of delicious eateries with a multitude of offerings. That’s why, to save you the trouble, we’ve put together an itinerary of recommended things to do when you holiday with us this May. Whether you’re visiting Woolacombe for your first time or your a becoming something of a local, there’s something for everyone whilst staying in Woolacombe this May.

If you haven’t already booked a stay with Byron Woolacombe Holidays, based in stunning Woolacombe Bay, check out our latest availability. Browse our range of luxury, apartments available for stays here. Once you’ve arrived, you can park up in your allocated parking space at Byron, we’d recommend checking in, dropping your bags then heading straight to the beach to stretch out your legs! Sandy toes guaranteed in less than four minutes!

Woolacombe Beach has all you need for happier holidays. Nestling between rugged unspoilt Baggy Point and Mortehoe, Woolacombe is framed by the hills of Woolacombe Downs, in the stunning region of North Devon.

When you fancy a change, the Byron apartments are in easy reach of three more amazing beaches, Putsborough, Barricane and Coombesgate Beach (which can be reached from Barricane when the tide is out).

Read on below for ideas on how else to spend your May Half Term week in Woolacombe this month!

Saturday: Explore Woolacombe Beach and the rockpools

Head down from your apartment to Combesgate Beach, near Woolacombe and join the National Trust Beach Rangers to explore the wonderful rockpools. The beach is only 5 minutes along from Woolacombe Beach, in the direction of Mortehoe. The event is suitable for all children but those under 14 must be accompanied. Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event. £3 per person (3 and under free). Booking is essential for this event. 

Rockpool Rambles can only take place at low tide, hence sometimes there can be several days in between events.

Sunday: enjoy a fun day at the Seaweed Festival 

What better way to start the day than with Beach Yoga! Sense greater peace through mind, body and soul practises by booking a bespoke treatment with SGP. With over 30 years’ professional experience Sue can help you relax, restore or work out, whatever is on your holiday agenda. Byron guests will receive 10% discount off single bookings or 15% off two or more bookings. To redeem your discount simply confirm your booking name and holiday apartment when enquiring. Follow this up with a delicious brunch in Meraki Café, a fantastic independent café in the heart of the village.

After a tasty meal, enjoy a fun day at the Seaweed Festival, in aid of the North Devon Hospice, between 10 am to 5 pm. Held to promote seaweed for its immense health and nutritional benefits.  Quay kitchens will be serving a variety of dishes, and stalls will be selling a range of seaweed products and arts and crafts.  Plus live music, craft activities and workshops, talks and demonstrations and street entertainments.  Bring your own seaweed for advice from experts on its uses!

Monday: take part in our Woolacombe Memories Competition

Our winner from our September competition!

If you haven’t done so already, use today to take out your camera and take part in Byron Woolacombe Holiday’s – Woolacombe Memories Competition for May 2022! We are looking for fantastic pictures during your stay in Spring, with the very best taking pride of place on our website.

From lazing on the sundeck, wild swims in the sea to rambling the coast paths with your pooches in tow, whatever you do – snap it and send it into us for a chance to win!

For that photo that really wows us we are gifting a prize to the lucky winner to be picked up before you leave to go back home on the 3rd June.

All entries must be received by Thursday 2nd June 2022 to be counted!

Tuesday: Take a Tractor Safari to Morte Point

Explore the North Devon Coast the easy way on our all weather trailer out at Mortehoe.

Enjoy a trip down to Morte Point with a National Trust Ranger and hear more about the wildlife and wrecking history of this now tranquil and breathtaking coastline. Trips start from Mortehoe Museum at 10.30am, 11.15am, 12noon, 1.15pm, 2.00pm and 2.45pm, and last approximately 40 minutes. 

To book contact Mortehoe Museum on 01271 870028 or Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre on 01271 870553. Adults £6, Children 3yrs+ £3. Children 2 and under free if sitting on an adult’s lap.

Before your walk back to Woolacombe, make sure you stop at Miss Fea’s Bistro for a delicious choice of freshly made cakes, scones and hot and cold refreshments!

Wednesday: Take the Kids to the ilfracombe aquarium

Nestled in the beautiful working harbour Ilfracombe, explore nature’s underwater wonders via a unique, fascinating and local journey of discovery from an Exmoor stream source to sea at North only and much-loved aquarium!

Ilfracombe Aquarium consists of Local Aquatic Exhibits, Pier Café & Gift Shop. It is a much loved, award winning, and ever evolving, all-weather, family-fun, educational attraction. It is located in the Old Lifeboat House on the pier. Conveniently located, it is surrounded by Ilfracombe’s picturesque & historic harbour which is home to Damien Hirst’s Verity sculpture and 14th century St. Nicholas’ Chapel.

Make sure to visit Ilfracombe Chocolate Emporium. Be delighted with chocolate treats for all tastes, from children’s chocolate animals to timeless classics such as caramel, coffee, violet and rose through to trendy taste bud ticklers. A wide and ever changing range, they also cater for those with dietary needs including: gluten free, dairy free, vegan suitable, and a delicious No Added Sugar/Sugar free range. 

You can even visit their museum, where you will be welcome to sample their chocolate range and also spend time wandering around the free admission Chocolate Museum, see through to the kitchen often making chocolates, and even meet the six foot Chocolate man, whilst looking through the history of chocolate and memorabilia. Please email our team for more information on arranging these items for your arrival.

Thursday: Cruise to lundy island

Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America, a granite outcrop, three miles long and half a mile wide. In the hubbub of the modern world, it is a place apart, peaceful and unspoiled.

Enjoy the cruise along the North Devon Coast over to Lundy, keeping your eyes peeled for sea birds, dolphins and harbour porpoise. Then once you land at the Island, wander and explore, see the wildlife and birds, (including puffins in the Spring/early Summer) and then relax in the Marisco Tavern for a well earned drink!

Day Trips run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from April to October, plus Wednesdays in the school Summer holidays from either Ilfracombe or Bideford. Sailings from Ilfracombe leave at 10am. Sailings from Bideford leave earlier. The crossing is 2 hours each way, allowing approximately 4 hours on the Island.

More information and bookings from Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre.

Friday: join in the woolacombe village platinum jubilee celebrations

On Friday morning, we’d recommend taking it easy and enjoying our heated pool, gym and games room on-site. It’s the perfect morning activity to start the day right!

Later on Friday join in with the community to celebrate the Queen’s 70 Years of Service to the Nation at a jubilant 2 day event for the village and it’s guests to reconnect and celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Everyone is welcome!

Friday 3rd June Activities

Stays with Byron Woolacombe Holidays are available to book now for a minimum of three nights. Take a look at our range of luxury holiday apartments and penthouses available for May here. We flag all dog-friendly apartments with a paw print. 🐾

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Byron Woolacombe Holidays, launched in July 2019, is an independent holiday letting agency designed specifically for Byron Woolacombe Holiday Apartments.

We aim to provide the highest standard of luxury self-catering accommodation and facilities in Woolacombe.

The apartments all have access to exclusive communal leisure facilities, such as indoor pool, sauna and games room.

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