Holidays in Ilfracombe Devon
Holiday Guide to Places to Stay & Things To Do in Ilfracombe

For a holiday, short break or day visit Ilfracombe in Devon has plenty to offer the visitor. You'll be spoilt for choice for attractions, activities and other things to do in and around this lovely visitor destination. Ilfracombe and the surrounding area boasts a superb selection of hotels, Guest Houses for Bed and Breakfast, holiday parks and camp sites. You will also find plenty of self catering holiday cottages and apartments in and in the surrounding area of Devon. To help plan your visit we also feature listings of things to do, restaurants and pubs in Ilfracombe. To view the accommodation and other directories we offer just select from one of the links below. If you are planning on touring the area around Ilfracombe take a look at the Devon page where you will find more details of nearby places you may choose to visit on your holiday.

Ilfracombe, A Picturesque Port on Devon's Glorious North Coast ...

Set in the picturesque Wilder Valley, Ilfracombe remains unspoilt and its harbour little changed. It's a place to enjoy the simple pleasures, relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. The resort has a quality range of accommodation on offer with many hotels, friendly B&Bs and Guest Houses and self catering cottages and apartments available. You'll also find an excellent selection of caravan holiday homes and camp sites with both static and touring facilities available.

Every year, between June and October, Ifracombe goes 'Blooming Mad' with all the parks, hotels and streets full of flowers, tubs and hanging baskets; the town has been the winner of the Britain in Bloom Competition on many occasions. Events include a Victorian Celebration in June and the National Youth Arts Festival in July. August sees the Carnival Procession, Rescue Day, Raft Race and the Ilfracombe Horticultural Show, to name just a few.

The quayside, harbour and high street have an abundance of interesting shops to explore as well as pubs, bars and restaurants, which offer worldwide cuisine. Ilfracombe itself has two beaches, Wildersmouth Beach and Tunnels Beach with a safe tidal bathing pool, but within a short walk or drive away you'll find plenty of beaches offering stretches of golden sand or secluded coves with fascinating rock pools.

If activity is what you're looking for try climbing to the top of Capstone Hill and enjoy the splendid views of the town and the Bristol Channel. Take a trip on one of the small pleasure boats or try the popular sport of sea fishing, either from the rocky outcrops along the coastline or from one of the many fishing boats that sail from the harbour. Try your hand at sailing or windsurfing, cycle the Tarka Trail or go for a round of golf, there's something to suit everyone.

A visit to Lundy Island is a must, an area of outstanding natural beauty it lies 11 miles off the coast, is three miles long and half a mile wide. It has a tempestuous history, a 13th century castle, an old lighthouse and an abundance of birds and wildlife. Steamers depart from Ilfracombe; contact the Tourist Information Centre for sailing times.

Ilfracombe has a wide range of accommodation. Popular since Victorian times it still has a number of 'Gentlemen's Residences', which have retained their original features. Many of them have been converted into hotels and guest houses and there is also a range of cosy B & B's, self-catering apartments and holiday parks.

Use the map of Ilfracombe below to zoom in or out to view directions or click the satellite button for an aerial view. For a larger version of this Ilfracombe map Click Here.


CLICK TO VIEW:: Ilfracombe Harbour
Ilfracombe Harbour

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Ilfracombe Harbour

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Ilfracombe Harbour

CLICK TO VIEW:: Coombe Martin Near Ilfracombe
Coombe Martin Near Ilfracombe

CLICK TO VIEW:: Lee Bay Near Ilfracombe
Lee Bay Near Ilfracombe

CLICK TO VIEW:: Lee Bay Near Ilfracombe
Lee Bay Near Ilfracombe

CLICK TO VIEW:: Hele Near Ilfracombe
Hele Near Ilfracombe

We hope that you will find our guide useful in planning your short break or holiday in Ilfracombe, Devon. If you are not able to find the type of accomodation that suites you try visiting the Devon holiday guide. Here you will find links to the visitor guides of other places in the area where you will also find plenty of accommodation and activity information.

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