Ilfracombe is steeped in history and became a popular destination in Victorian times. It offers spectacular views and plenty to do for time ashore. There are many fine and award winning beaches, from secluded coves to the wide stretches of golden sand with crashing surf. For a unique beach experience visit 'The Tunnels' in Ilfracombe, holders of a blue flag and seaside award or Hele Bay to the east of the town also award winners, for good bathing and rock pool exploring- the kids will love it!.
The town boasts a variety of attractions for the whole family including the award winning Aquarium, Larkestone Leisure Park, Hele Cornmill, and if you like spooky experiences you must visit Chambercombe Manor- reputed to be one of the most haunted houses in Britain!
There is always something going on in the town , at the famous landmark Theatre on the seafront, or around the harbour, with a host of open air events, displays and live entertainment throughout the summer. Step back in time and enjoy a fascinating afternoon ashore in this fascinating resort – or book one of our inclusive tours to enjoy a steam train experience on the Lynton & Barnstable Railway or reduced admission to nearby Watermouth Castle!. There is so much to see and do at Ilfracombe!.
View map of the departure point
Sailing from: Ilfracombe Harbour, The Quay, Ilfracombe
The ship departs from close to Harbour Master and Lundy Booking offices and the unmissable Verity – sculpture by Damien Hirst.
Postcode: EX34 9EQ
Access: By road - A361/ A339 to Ilfracombe and follow signs to harbour.
Car parking: Long-stay car parking on Marine Drive and Larkstone Lane [reasonable walk to Harbour]. Charges apply.
Public transport: Barnstaple Railway Station (10 miles). Frequent bus services to Ilfracombe.
Local bus stops: Ilfracombe, Ropery Road and Ilfracombe, St James's Place Gardens plus town centre.
Please use http://www.travelinesw.com/ to plan your journey.
Additional local information: Ilfracombe Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 01271 863001