Ilfracombe is the gateway to the heritage coast, nestling snugly amongst the rugged cliffs of the majestic Atlantic Coast

The resort has been popular since the 1830’s when the Victorians started to visit the area and much of the architecture today is a reminder of the Victorian era.
The town has grown up around an ancient harbour where the M.S Oldenburg regularly sails to Lundy Island. With its array of shops, cafes and bars, Ilfracombe has an almost continental atmosphere.

Things to do Ilfracombe
Things to do Ilfracombe
Things to do Ilfracombe

SOUTH WEST COASTAL PATH
The South West Coast Path National Trail – 630 miles of superb coastal walking. From Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset it is the best way to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, wildlife and heritage.  The path cuts through Ilfracombe, Marine Court is just a few minutes away.

LUNDY ISLAND
Enjoy a cruise to the tranquil island of Lundy on the MS Oldenburg and take the opportunity to see the stunning coastal scenery.  This remote island is a haven for wildlife and is surrounded by Britain’s only Statutory Marine Reserve.  See if you can spot the seals and puffins!

WOOLACOMBE, PUTSBOROUGH, CROYDE & SAUNTON SANDS
Visit the beautiful sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton Sands, some of which stretch for miles.  Build sandcastles, take a walk in the dunes, go surfing or just lie back and relax in your deckchair and enjoy the sunshine!

EXMOOR
Take a walk and enjoy Exmoor National Park’s unique landscape with its breathtakingly dramatic moorlands.  Straddling parts of west Somerset and north Devon, Exmoor is actually a patchwork of different landscapes, encompassing wild uplands, thickly wooded combes (valleys), ancient farms, sheltered villages and a stretch of coastline – with its dizzying hog’s-back cliffs – that is unsurpassed.

LYNTON & LYNMOUTH
The twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are located within the beautiful Exmoor National Park and have been a popular holiday destination since before the Victorian era. The area became known as England’s ‘Little Switzerland’, due to the 600ft height difference between the harbour and Lynton village, and because of the hilly nature of the countryside.  No trip to Lynton and Lynmouth is complete with out a visit to the world famous Cliff Railway which links the two villages.

Things to Do
  • Diving
  • Surfing
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking
  • Coast steering
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Boat trips
  • Horseriding
  • Quadbiking

The list of things to do is endless!  We would be happy to organise any of the above activities if you would like to participate.