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Skyline-scraping statues, boat rides and a bustling quay

Ilfracombe cottages

Visit Ilfracombe

Postcard-perfect harbour town Ilfracombe has undergone something of a renaissance recently, becoming a haven for culture. Foodies can visit Michelin-starred restaurants; art-lovers can marvel at Damien Hirst’s statue Verity, and families can enjoy the fantastic events, attractions and beaches in the vicinity. That, coupled with the places to stay and the fascinating history, makes Ilfracombe a ‘must-visit’ location.

Map showing the location of Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe Cottages

With so many things to do in and around in the area, an Ilfracombe holiday cottage makes for a fantastic base. Browse our selection: from family-friendly properties to cosy snugs for two.

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Dog-friendly Beaches in Devon

Devon is blessed to have incredible beaches on both coastlines, many of which allow dogs. Our infographic showcases 20 of the best dog-friendly beaches in Devon, so you can choose the best one to visit with your four-legged friend.


A Local's Guide to Ilfracombe

The cosmopolitan harbour town of Ilfracombe, nestled on the North Devon coast, is one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations. Home to Damien Hirst's 'Verity', this bustling town is the perfect location for a family summer holiday or for quiet couples getaways. Our local's guide explains all about this glorious location, what you can get up to there and where you can lay your head.

15 secret North Devon beaches

North Devon’s coast is home to many amazing beaches, but discover the most secret and hidden ones today.

A cosmopolitan town

A town centre brimming with independent shops, family attractions including a museum, aquarium and cinema, pubs, restaurants and cafes everywhere you turn... the coastal town of Ilfracombe is ideal for a Devon holiday.

For those who crave the beach on their holidays, you’re in luck. Ilfracombe has several, including the historic Tunnels Beaches, accessed by tunnels dug in Victorian times, while the stunning sands of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are all within 30 minutes’ drive. For the active, Ilfracombe Golf Club offers one of the most spectacular golfing locations in the South West, with sea views on every tee.

A visit in the summer will coincide with events such as Beer Festivals and South West Birdman, where wannabe aviators fling themselves off the end of the pier - all for charity!

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