Ilfracombe Harbour Devon

Experience the enchanting allure of Devon’s Ilfracombe Harbour, a captivating maritime destination where breathtaking coastal beauty meets bustling activity – an exact blend of beautiful sceneries and vibrant atmosphere.

Ilfracombe Harbour Devon

Ilfracombe Harbour is one of the most scenic ports in Devon

Nestled in a beautiful setting it has breathtaking views of the bay and the rugged North Devon Coastline

It has been operating since 1850, when it was first constructed as a trading port for colliers from Wales

Nowadays, it is a destination for yachts and fishing vessels, and is a beautiful spot for visitors to explore

Visitors can wander along the Quay, where there is seating and great fishing, an amphitheatre and steps leading down to a sheltered beach – ideal for swimming and sunbathing

There is also a pedalo service offering great excursions across the bay

The harbour provides excellent access to both South West coast path and the Tarka Trail which is a route that links Ilfracombe with Barnstaple

For an enjoyable day out or an evening stroll, Ilfracombe Harbour is surely worth a visit


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Address: 10A The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, UK

Nigel Price avatarNigel Price
a month ago
Lovely spot. Fishing or crabbing off the piers, plenty of seating to watch the world go by. Aquarium, ice creams etc. Verity watching over the place. A bonus was the Waverley docking, a genuine paddle steamer!
Jill Cross avatarJill Cross
a month ago
Lovely …plenty of shops and cafes Boat trips and Aquarium …great views and Verity her or hate her ..she's there to be seen
Rich Grease Monkey avatarRich Grease Monkey
a month ago
Lovely little harbour with fishing, sandy beach lots of places to eat and drink. There's quirky seaside shops with a variety of things for sale. A small car park with the Damien Hurst pregnant woman statue. The main town and seafront is just a short walk away.
Sharon Scholes avatarSharon Scholes
2 weeks ago
Beautiful town amazing views we where very lucky with weather nice sunny. Deffently recomed if you have not been before. Xx
Sasha Mullings avatarSasha Mullings
4 weeks ago
Pretty and great location. Perfect for fishing on the harbour, boat trips, places eat.
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