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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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  • Amazing beaches. Alot to climb on and explore. I imagine weddings must be perfect here. Closed off so it feels like a secret place. It's definitely on the to do list of you're in ilfracombe  more »
  • We didn't really have high expectations for the Tunnel Beaches but we were very pleasantly surprised. We visited at low tide and came out of the tunnels onto what was like an alien landscape. the vari...  more »
  • We visited this bathing area for the morning whilst on a short break in Ilfracombe in August. There is a small entrance charge but you can get your hand stamped if you wish to leave and come back duri...  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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