Ilfracombe makes a great base, for simply enjoying the North Devon Coastline or to be within touch of some of the best walks in the South West, through Exmoor National Park or the South West Coastal Path. With some recent developments around the harbour area, the Landmark Theatre & Pavilion, Ilfracombe also has many pubs and resturants in the town and nearby villages, making it ideal for a short-break or longer seaside holiday.
Ilfracombe's Local Attractions
The aquarium has over 100 species of local aquatic life housed in beautifully recreated natural habitats. Following the route of stream from its source on Exmoor out to the estuary rockpools, harbour and sea beyond.
Hand carved in the 1820's, the four tunnels provide a truly unique experience for any visitor to Ilfracombe. Sit back and admire the lovely rugged scenery while the kids play safely in the tidal pool or explore the fantastic rock pools.
Overlooking the picturesque Watermouth Cove, Watermouth Castle Offers a unique and fun day out, with attractions and entertainment for all ages. Challenge your family and friends to a round of crazy golf on the 9-hole terraced course, relax and enjoy a gentle ride on the Sea Lion Water-go-Round and let the children run wild in the Great Adventure Playground. Captain Andy and his River Town Band will be there to treat you to some foot tapping tunes and then everyone off to the 100 metre long 'Big River Ride' where who knows where you might end up.