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Top family-friendly restaurants, pubs and cafés in Woolacombe

Looking for the best child-friendly places to eat in Woolacombe? Whether you’re spending a long day together at the beach or visiting for a relaxing holiday at Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks, you’re in luck. There are plenty of welcoming spots where you can grab a meal that will keep the whole family happy. So there’s no need to revert to sad sand-filled sandwiches on the beach.

Here’s a selection of our favourite family-friendly cafés, restaurants and pubs in Woolacombe and the surrounding area:

Best breakfast or brunch with the family

If you’re spending your holiday at our Twitchen House Holiday Park, you’ll want to begin the day with breakfast at Bar 51. Our surf-themed café bar is the perfect spot to fill up the family before a fun-filled day enjoying the many activities on offer at the park. Enjoy a relaxed and informal breakfast on the sunny terrace next to the outdoor pool. The laid-back atmosphere, dog-friendly areas, indoor soft play and wide range of menu options makes this perfect for families - even the fussiest little eaters will find something to love on the menu.

Family eating cooked and continental light breakfast at Bar 51 family restaurant at Twitchen House Holiday Park in Woolacombe
Bar 51 at Twitchen House Holiday Park

Best child-friendly café

Located moments from the beach, Meraki Coffee Co in the town of Woolacombe is a welcoming little cafe with a good selection of vegetarian and vegan options available. Stop by this little gem during the day for coffee, cakes or a light lunch - there’s the option to eat in here or take your food and drink with you for a seaside picnic. 

Exterior view of Meraki Coffee Co. in Woolacombe
Meraki Coffee Co., Woolacombe

Best quick lunch with the kids

Perfect for a midday pit-stop while spending the day on Britain’s best beach, the Bait Ball Bar & Restaurant at our Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park offers amazing views over the beautiful sandy beach, the sparkling ocean beyond and out to Lundy Island. Perfect for a light lunch with the family, you can also stop here for breakfasts and dinners even Devon afternoon cream tea. While you’re there, take advantage of the nearby activities on the holiday park like WaterWalkerz, the climbing wall and bungee trampolining!

Young family eating Devon cream tea at the Bait Ball Bar and Restaurant at Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park in North Devon
Bait Ball Bar & Restaurant at Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park

Best family-friendly vegetarian menu

For anyone looking for a delicious vegetarian or vegan meal in North Devon, and where your dog is welcome too, head to the Beachcomber Café where you can enjoy a wide selection of plant-based options. There are also meat and seafood dishes available so you can be sure of a dish to everyone’s taste. A short walk from all our holiday parks, and overlooking the beautiful sandy expanses at Woolacombe Bay, the relaxed atmosphere and lovely views at the Beachcomber Café makes this an ideal spot for breakfast, lunch or a quick snack.

Photo of tables in Beachcomber Café next to Woolacombe Sands beach with sunset view over Woolacombe Bay
Beachcomber Café, Woolacombe

Best evening meal with children

Finding a nice evening restaurant that will suit the whole family can be a struggle. Why not give Miss Fea's Bistro a go during your Woolacombe trip? The restaurant accepts bookings for families with children between 5.30 and 6pm, and is a good option for introducing older kids to dining out. Based up the road in picturesque Mortehoe, the bistro offers delicious evening dining experiences and a friendly environment suitable for families with older children. You’ll be guaranteed a relaxed and indulgent evening after a full-on day of family fun exploring North Devon.

Table for two with a bottle of wine and two glasses in the window of Mrs Fea's Bistrol in Mortehoe
Mrs Fea's Bistro, Mortehoe

Best family-friendly Sunday lunch

No English weekend would be complete without Sunday lunch - particularly if you’re on holiday! A short drive from Woolacombe in the village of Georgeham, The Kings Arms pub offers a traditional Sunday lunch in a family-friendly environment. Known locally for its top-notch food and classic roasts, a lazy Sunday here will keep adults and children alike happy. And if you’re looking for more pub options, take a look at our Woolacombe pub guide for more fantastic coastal drinking holes.

View of the restaurant dining area with open fire in The Kings Arms pub in Georgeham near Croyde in North Devon
The Kings Arms, Georgeham

We hope we’ve inspired you with our selection of top places to eat in Woolacombe suitable for family dining. If you’re planning a family holiday to enjoy the sun, sea and surf in North Devon, take a look at the activities and entertainment on offer at our Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks or read about 5 things to do with the kids in the North Devon area. There’s swimming, golf, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, family entertainment and much more for parents, children, grandparents and the whole family to enjoy.

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