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by Team YOTY

At Year of the Yes we are as much fans of exploring our homeland as we are jetting off into the horizon (almost, if you don’t take into account the sun factor).

So when we saw that our lovely friend Steph had retreated for a weekend to beautiful Devon, staying in what frankly looked like an INCREDIBLE house…we couldn’t help but badger her to share it with you.

So here she is to tell you why you should consider stay-cationing in one of our most beautiful counties.

My boyfriend Mitch has visited Woolacombe many times, first with family on summer camping trips, and later with school/uni friends. It has now become an annual trip. 

UK beach break, The Penthouse Woolacombe Devon, via Year of the Yes

Woolacombe is a seaside village with a massive beach; we mainly went to be by the beach, and some of the boys wanted to body board and surf. Having attempted bodyboarding when we went last year, I was more than happy to chill on the beach or in a bar and just enjoy being near the sea.

accommodation

We rented an apartment called ‘The Penthouse’ which I would definitely recommend. Mitch had stayed there before and loved the location as it’s right by the beach and the bars/shops, and the views from the massive living room are amazing! 

UK beach break, The Penthouse Woolacombe Devon, via Year of the Yes

There is lots of room, there were 12 of us staying there all together. We stayed for 4 days and 3 nights. 

UK beach break, The Penthouse Woolacombe Devon, via Year of the Yes

food

Whilst we were there we mainly ate in to save the pennies but on the Sunday we ventured out and ate at the Thatch pub in Croyde which was nice. They had an open mic night as well but we were all too tired (hungover!) at that point and had an early night instead!

I would recommend Fudgies Pasty shop which is great for a lunchtime pasty or baguette, and they also do a good ice cream too. On the way home we stopped at Squires fish and chip shop in Braunton which is well known as the best fish and chip shop in the area.

THINGS TO DO

UK beach break, The Penthouse Woolacombe Devon, via Year of the Yes

* The beach *

We were very lucky with the weather so we spent a lot of time on the beach. Woolacombe’s beach is 3 miles long, so it’s pretty impressive. It’s a popular place for surfing and, whatever the weather, there are always a lot of people in the sea. I stayed on the sand though enjoying the sun!

* Going out *

In the evening we tended to head back to the apartment to get ready to go out and play some drinking games. We got very competitive over beer pong and flip cup!

UK beach break, The Penthouse Woolacombe Devon, via Year of the Yes

On the Saturday night we decided to sample the local nightlife which ended up in the only club in Woolacombe, Marisco.

* Crazy golf *

There is a 15 hole crazy golf course in the centre of Woolacombe, right outside our apartment, and we all had a great time playing it on our last day. I came last but I still enjoyed it!

UK beach break, The Penthouse Woolacombe Devon, via Year of the Yes

Next time

I would have liked to have gone kayaking but we didn’t have enough time as we were only there for a long weekend. Hopefully next year we will get to stay for longer so we can do more!

UK beach break, The Penthouse Woolacombe Devon, via Year of the Yes

It sounds amazing doesn’t it?! Us ‘Year of the Yes’ ladies have also made a trip to Woolacombe in the past, on a rainy weekend actually, and we can confirm it is an awesome place to visit, come rain or shine.

We would thoroughly recommend going to Waves at Golden Bay for a bit of pottery painting if the weather doesn’t go your way! It’s hours of entertainment.

As is now becoming tradition, we couldn’t let Steph leaves these pages without sharing some of her yes inspiration in her yes directory…

 

 

Inspiration to live life to the full, the Yes directory, via Year of the Yes

yes links

yes accommodations: THE PENTHOUSE WOOLACOMBE /yes eats: SAKURA RESTAURANT, NORTHAMPTON / Yes watch: THE US OFFICE

 

 

About the Author

Emma loves sunshine and flip flops, prosecco, chocolatey treats, things that sparkle, trips to the beach, reading and blogging.

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