Tunnels Beach

Tunnels beach are formed by two segregated Victorian bathing pools – there were no accessible beaches close to the town until a series of tunnels was dug in the 1820’s – these led to two, segregated by sex, bathing pools. These were tidal pools that for many were the first chance to learn to swim. These are no longer maintained for use and one has fallen into complete disrepair.

Facilities nearby in the town.

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Tunnels Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.2℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (ESE)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.6℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Jan 30lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (WNW)

Ilfracombe weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Tunnels Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Tunnels Beach is at Ilfracombe 1.04 km (0.65 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 27 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:33 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 09:59 (Height 8.83m)
   Low Tide at 15:59 (Height 1.56m)
   High Tide at 22:17 (Height 8.21m)
Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:13 (Height 1.93m)
   High Tide at 10:44 (Height 8.23m)
   Low Tide at 16:40 (Height 2.13m)
   High Tide at 23:03 (Height 7.64m)
Sun 29 Jan
   Low Tide at 05:00 (Height 2.50m)
   High Tide at 11:34 (Height 7.61m)
   Low Tide at 17:32 (Height 2.68m)
   High Tide at 23:57 (Height 7.14m)
Mon 30 Jan
   Low Tide at 06:04 (Height 2.99m)
   High Tide at 12:37 (Height 7.10m)
   Low Tide at 18:41 (Height 3.09m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 01:09 (Height 6.82m)
   Low Tide at 07:28 (Height 3.24m)
   High Tide at 13:54 (Height 6.87m)
   Low Tide at 20:03 (Height 3.18m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 02:33 (Height 6.87m)
   Low Tide at 08:51 (Height 3.12m)
   High Tide at 15:12 (Height 7.02m)
   Low Tide at 21:18 (Height 2.94m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 03:44 (Height 7.24m)
   Low Tide at 09:56 (Height 2.76m)
   High Tide at 16:14 (Height 7.40m)
   Low Tide at 22:14 (Height 2.54m)

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