Ilfracombe Beaches

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Description:Ilfracombe is a large North Devon seaside town which is a pleasant town to visit with a nice sea front promenade with gardens and also fine scenery to enjoy, especially from Capstone Hill. There is a small grey sand and rock beach called Wilder Beach by the promenade and to the north of the town is Tunnels Beach which is accessed via a network of tunnels. Tunnels Beach is sandy with rock pools and also has a tidal pool. Note that a fee is charged for access to Tunnels Beach

Safety:No Details available. See Beach Safety Guide

Access:Sloping path at Wilder Beach

Dogs:Dogs banned on Tunnels Beach

Directions:Ilfracombe is approximately 45 miles from Bude and 52 miles from Exeter. There are various routes into North Devon. From North Cornwall take the A39 (North Atlantic Highway) past Bude and into North Devon towards Barnstaple. Alternatively from Exeter take the A377 to Barnstaple. At Barnstaple follow the A361 over the new road bridge over the River Taw and then at the Braunton Road Junction turn left for Ilfracombe. Follow the A361 to Ilfracombe. Arriving in Ilfracombe, the best route to the sea front is to turn left into Wilder Road which is signposted to the Sea Front and the follow this road to the sea front. Turn left off of Wilder Road for the Tunnels Beach entrance

Parking:Various car parks


Facilities:Shops, cafés, arcades, museum


Nearby Beaches: Woolacombe (6 miles), Lee Bay West (2 miles), Hele Bay (1 mile),
Combe Martin (5 miles), Lynmouth (16 miles), Sillery Sands(17 miles),
Glenthorne Beach (22 miles), Porlock (29 miles), Bossington (31 miles), Selworthy (32 miles)





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