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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. Put Tunnels Beaches into our Ilfracombe vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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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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  • What a delight. When you approach you have absolutely no idea what you will encounter inside. The entry is via a long tunnel through the rock- excitement rises! There are tunnels to different viewpoin...  more »
  • £2.50 per adult buys you into this intriguing place. I did over hear a lady telling her husband thst it wasn't worth the money but they literally walked through the tunnels and went back. If you go do...  more »
  • Very clean throughout. The staff, especially the lady taking the money, were so friendly and helpful. At £2.50 you couldn't get better value for money. We managed to see most things but couldn't wait ...  more »