Things to Do in Ilfracombe
Ilfracombe and surrounding areas provides wonderful scenery and many attractions, we have listed the most popular:
We have many quaint and interesting coves within Ilfracombe from White Pebble Bay to Lee Bay and lots in between. Including the famous Tunnels Beach (voted by the BBC to have the third best rock pools in Great Britain, great for kids of all ages!). It also has an original Victorian salt water bathing pool along with the café blue bar.
Surfers have the choice of either Woolacombe or Croyde, both considered to be among the best surfing beaches in the South West.
Several pleasure boats operate out of Ilfracombe Harbour offering short trips to view the stunning coast line. Several boats also offer fishing trips.
Lundy Island - Lundy is a small island in the Bristol channel and can be reached by taking a 3 hour ferry trip on board the Balmoral or the Waverley. This is well worth a visit.
The Tarka Trail is right on our doorstep. You can follow the old railway track to Barnstaple taking in Woolacombe, Braunton and Croyde on your way. Maps are available at the Tourist Information Centre.
The South West Coastal Path provides you with many walks, below are some of the most popular with our guests.
A beautiful view of the harbour and town can be found by taking the 20 minute walk East up to the top of Hillsborough (the sleeping elephant).
A bit further a field (West) you will find The Torrs Walk along a beautiful coastal path approx 30 minutes. Continuing from there is the Village of Lee, a quaint small village where you can take lunch or cream teas at the Grampus Inn. This is a medium climb/walk approx 1hr 15 mins from Ilfracombe.
If you are feeling more adventurous why not carry on to Mortehoe(total 2 hrs) and on to Woolacombe(3hrs). A bus journey can be taken to return.
For luggage transfers to your next destinations
Ilfracombe has its own 18 hole golf course with spectacular views across the channel to Lundy Island and South Wales. We also have on our doorstep the renowned championship golf course at Saunton.
This museum was opened in August 1932 and has lots of memorabilia and curiosities. Well worth a visit.
To the west side of the Harbour.
We have our very own theatre The Landmark Theatre which show many varied productions from ballet to tribute bands.
We have the Merlin cinema in the High Street.
We are not responsible for any of the activities or attractions mentioned above. Guests are to undertake these at their own risk.
All timings mentioned are approximate and can vary greatly depending on service provider, persons, weather, etc.
Ilfracombe is a seasonal seaside town therefore some activities are only available in season.