Tunnels Beaches Ilfracombe
Steeped in history, Tunnels Beaches makes a fascinating visit for all ages...
Hand carved in the 1820's, the four tunnels provide a truly unique experience. Read extensive history information throughout the site – including hilarious guides to Victorian etiquette for boys, girls and for when boating with ladies!
Wildlife (& Congers!)...
Nesting peregrine falcons, regular visits from playful seals, graceful porpoise - Tunnels Beaches is a great place to view wildlife. There's also an abundance of fish - sea bass, pollock and conger eels (see below!) amongst many others.
In 2017, Tunnels Beaches was heavily featured on ITV 'Tales From The Coast with Robson Green'. Viewers saw beach owner Jamie McLintock & Robson Green empty the tidal pool via its large plug and much to Robson's delight, releasing a 5ft Conger Eel from the pool in the process.
Learn how local entrepreneurs developed the tunnels and pools, and transformed Ilfracombe from a small fishing village into a popular seaside tourist resort.
Sit back and admire the lovely rugged scenery while the kids play safely in the tidal pool or explore our fantastic rock pools.
Tunnels Beaches is also home to possibly the UK's most unique and breathtaking bespoke beachfront wedding venue!...
With it's own private beach, this unique and stunning Devon location is an ideal venue for your special day – beautiful scenery, private secluded beaches with spectacular sunsets and offering a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere.