Ilfracombe-North Devon popularised by the Victorians. Fishing boats bobbing at high tide in the harbour, visiting yachts moored for the night. In season take a wildlife cruise along the rugged North Devon Coast- maybe if you are lucky see a seal?. The natural harbour is a stopping off point for the MV Oldenburg plying to Lundy Island. Dominating the view is Hillsborough- the dramatic Devon Coastline at its best.
The Landmark Theatre an award winning building, either hated or loved, houses the Ilfracombe Tourist Information Centre . Ilfracombe is proud of its public gardens, the town council, together with local people and businesses regularly enter the Britain in Bloom Competition
Tunnels Beaches, a maze of tunnels dug by hand over a hundred and eighty years ago, lead to sheltered but shingley in places beaches and a Victorian tidal bathing pool. Admission fee payable. Hele Beach a mile east of the town- at low water numerous rock pools a children's delight to explore, but beware the incoming tide. Browse the delightful Ilfracombe Aquarium in the harbour. Take a sea angling trip. Enjoy a round of golf.
Lynmouth and Lynton a short drive along the Coast. Barnstaple 10 miles away Follow the Tarka Trail and Coast Path around Capstone Parade over Torrs Walk to Lee Bay around Morte Point hence to the Devon Surf beaches of Woolacombe and Saunton.
Ilfracombe and the surrounding area offers lots of places to stay, from Ilfracombe hotels and bed and breakfasts to campsites caravan site to lots of holiday parks Woolacombe.
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