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  • Ilfracombe's best loved tourist attraction

  • Voted 3rd best beach for rock pooling in the UK!

Steeped in history, Tunnels beaches makes a facinating visit for all ages. At Ilfracombe’s award winning beach and must-see tourist attraction you will find hand carved tunnels leading to private coves with tidal bathing pools and unrivalled rock pooling.

Tunnels beaches has been rated the 3rd best beach for rock pooling in the UK by BBC Wildlife Magazine. The best time to visit is low tide when you can explore the beautiful scenery at its best.

Tunnels beaches is privately owned and received no funing from local councils so a small fee is charged for entrance. Please check online for current opening times and prices.

Key Information

A: Tunnels Beaches, Bath Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AN
W: www.tunnelsbeaches.co.uk

Things You Can Do

Take your inflatables and dinghies down to he beach and enjoy splashing around in the tidal sea water swimming pool :)
Take your inflatables and dinghies down to he beach and enjoy splashing around in the tidal sea water swimming pool :)
Attached to the play hut and set within a lovely courtyard you
Attached to the play hut and set within a lovely courtyard you'll find the stylish Cafe Blue Bar. Serving beer, wine, coffee and soft drinks as well as a great menu it is the perfect spot to enjoy a spot of lunch.
Visit the play hut located at he entrance to tunnels beaches. The soft play includes scramble nets, ball pits, slides, toddler zone & more.
Visit the play hut located at he entrance to tunnels beaches. The soft play includes scramble nets, ball pits, slides, toddler zone & more.
Their unrivalled rock-pools are teeming with sealife... take some snaps of your finds and ask your little ones to draw pictures when you get home :)
Their unrivalled rock-pools are teeming with sealife... take some snaps of your finds and ask your little ones to draw pictures when you get home :)
Hire a deck chair for daily hire of £2.00 and relax whilst enjoying an ice cream from the beach shop
Hire a deck chair for daily hire of £2.00 and relax whilst enjoying an ice cream from the beach shop

What a fantastic beach! The facilities here are brilliant (clean!) and the kids loved playing and exploring in the water