Devon Beach Guide

Ilfracombe Beach

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.
Post Code:
EX34 9EE.
Parking:
Various car parks.
Toilets:
Yes.
Facilities:
Shops, cafés, arcades, museum.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Woolacombe (6 miles, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access, part dog friendly)
Hele Bay (1 mile, sandy beach, disabled access, dog friendly)
Combe Martin (5 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
Lynmouth (19 miles, shingle beach, disabled access, dog friendly)
ilfracombe large map