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.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches around Ilfracombe, 96 beaches in Devon, or have a look at our list of Devon dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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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, places to stay and eat:

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    Broad Sands Beach

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    Bull Point Lighthouse

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    Ilfracombe Harbour

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    Lee Bay Beach

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    Combe Martin Bay Beach

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    Ilfracombe lifeboat station

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    Tunnels Beach

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    Hele Bay Beach

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    Wildersmouth Beach

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