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Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe

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A popular holiday spot for Victorians, Tunnels Beaches is a craggy coastal site with tide pools, beaches, and epic scenery. Visit the four hand-carved tunnels and look for the informational plaques scattered throughout the area. Among these you'll find guides to proper etiquette for boys and girls that are particularly entertaining. Aside from the seaside activities, you'll also find the Blue Bar Cafe, as well as other charming cafes and shops in the nearby village. See Tunnels Beaches and all Ilfracombe has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ilfracombe sightseeing planning site .
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  • A great place to go rock pooling, or to allow children to climb over rocks and swim in the tidal pool. Paying to enter the beach is fine but when we visited one of the beaches was closed for a wedding...  more »
  • Attended a well organised Wedding and reception. The venue is lovely and quite unique and should weather not be suitable for outside venue they have back up plan at the ready. Reception was well cater...  more »
  • We visited the tunnels without much expectation but were pleasantly surprised to find them very interesting and the gateway to a beautiful bay. Well worth a visit  more »

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Where to stay in Ilfracombe

A small town spread over a peninsula, accommodations in Ilfracombe are either inland among the hills or along the coast. Both locations host luxury lodging and less expensive B&Bs, and every accommodation is within walking distance of the main attractions. Consider a room near the award-winning "The Tunnels" beach or atop the hill overlooking the harbor.
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