Ilfracombe Destination Guide

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Explore Ilfracombe Beaches and Coastline

Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and lies within the North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is renowned for its dramatic coastal cliffs and landscape. Ilfracombe is a harbour town but has always been a popular holiday destination. One of the famous sites are the Tunnels Beach, there were no accessible beaches close to the town until a series of tunnels was dug in the 1820's which led to two, segregated by sex, bathing pools. Ilfracombe makes a good north Devon base with a terrific range of activities available to suit all ages and tastes. These include traditional beach visits, walking, fishing, horse riding, cycling, surfing, diving or simply exploring the beautiful coastline.

Ilfracombe Devon Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

Tunnels Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Bull Point Lighthouse

Place Tags: Lighthouses

West Exmoor Coast

Place Tags: Outdoors - Nature

Lee Bay Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Ilfracombe lifeboat station

Place Tags: Lifeboats

Ilfracombe Harbour

Place Tags: Harbours and Outdoors - Nature

Wildersmouth Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Broad Sands Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Hele Bay Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly

Combe Martin Bay Beach

Place Tags: Beaches