Category: tourism


Hotel Pandora

Pandora House Hotel was built in the 1930’s and is believed to have been the first purpose built boarding house in Woolacombe. It was built in the newly cut out Springfield Road, known as Well Field at the time.The hotel…

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The Watersmeet Hotel

The Watersmeet Hotel by Sue Hill, Barricane Books Find this lovely, gracious hotel at the far end of Woolacombe’s Esplanade, facing due south, with its grounds running down to Combesgate Beach. It occupies an unrivalled location, open to the south…

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Gateway to Paradise Trickling stream that divides two world

Gateway to Paradise Trickling stream that divides two worlds Friday 25th Jan 1935 By S. P. B. Mains As I am for the greater part of the year moving rapidly about the English country – I always make it a…

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Tourist Brochure – 4,000 guides to be printed in 1951

Thursday 2nd November 1950 North Devon Journal New Publicity Committee for Woolacombe 4,000 guides to be printed in 1951 A publicity and guide committee for Woolacombe was formed at a meeting on Tuesday, when hopes were expressed that the village…

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The Official Holiday Guide – Steve Brown

Local estate agent, auctioneer and now writer Steve Brown is ‘Woolacombe born and bred’, representing the third generation of one of the oldest ‘boarding house’ families in the village. In his first book, he relates with warmth and humour the…

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