Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, Devon. An epic, three-mile swathe of sand, which has cliffs at each end, rock pools, consistent surf and a buzzing little town. Water quality is excellent. Access to the beach is good, although Woolacombe village is invariably busy in the summer and the roads to and from it are seriously steep if you're cycling.

Britain's 10 most enticing beaches, according to TripAdvisor, plus our tips for nearby hotels and attractions.

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PA Many of Britain's beaches were packed this weekend as the predicted 'mini-Indian summer' got off to a balmy start.

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Woolacombe Beach in Devon has been crowned the best beach in the UK, according to TripAdvisor, and managed an impressive fourth place on a list of the best beaches in Europe.

Woolacombe beach, devon, UK-Woolacombe is an epic, three-mile swathe of sand, which has oodles of space for surfers

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