THE PORTHOLE, WOOLACOMBE

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The Porthole Woolacombe is pretty much what it says on the tin – a small and dainty cabin serving light meals and sandwiches, cakes, and drinks with a view like no other overlooking Woolacombe beach. Although not in Croyde we love it so much we’ve included it in the restaurants in Croyde guide, it’s walkable in any case!!


Of course, one of the stand-out selling points is the view. Nestled right above the beach, it’s the perfect place to relax inside or outside on the grassy area and recharge after a long walk along the sand, whether that’s solo, or with friends and family. It’s also a great place to bring dogs – The Porthole is a pet-friendly place and your furry friend can enjoy a drink if they like, too.


What’s even better is the fact that The Porthole doesn’t offer takeaway disposable cups; fighting the war on plastic and doing their bit for the environment.

The Porthole has a lovely selection of small bites and sandwiches to keep you going after a day on the beach or a walk along the coast.

There’s a small, quality selection of sandwiches, flatbreads and salads, as well as soups for cooler days, and vegan and veggie options, too. Try one of the deli-type salad bowls for something super light and fresh- they’re especially satisfying on a warm day or after a brisk walk or jog.

Freshly-baked homemade cakes are presented at the front of the kiosk, some of which are gluten-free, which you can enjoy whilst taking in the view. There’s all the classic flavours, plus a few unusual ones which are well worth trying if you’re in the mood for something different.

Or, if a cake is too heavy, there’s also scrummy biscuits on offer which pair perfectly with a cup of hot chocolate or a pot of tea.

And of course, there’s plenty of ice cream and lollies to cool down with on a hot summer’s day. This is the beach, after all. All the ice cream is locally-made, so it’s super creamy and delicious.

Coffees, teas (including Chai), and soft drinks make up the menu at The Porthole Woolacombe. Apple and orange juices are sure to satisfy the younger members of your party, and there’s even a super sweet hot chocolate on the menu for when you want something extra decadent (great in the winter).

Many of the reviews of The Porthole Woolacombe praise the incredible views. There’s also a lot of positive talk about the ever-changing menu, despite the fact it’s a small café business. For those who visit often, or live locally, having variety is important and The Porthole offers up exactly that.The local ice cream and range of hot drinks also score highly in the reviews, which is a real selling point for such a small café.So, if you’re craving something light and refreshing after a day down on the beach or a long walk around the rolling Devonshire cliffs, The Porthole has it all.