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

Rose Hughes avatarRose Hughes
6 months ago
Lovely place to have a walk round and walk up to the different view points. nice harbour, a variety of shops n lots of places to eat . Lots of different car parks. Just one set of toilets open at the moment down by the pier.
Rebecca Bigginton avatarRebecca Bigginton
5 months ago
Absolutely love coming to this place, usually only for Rolys fudge but such a beautiful little harbour/townThis time visiting we took the scenic walk along the top, this didn't fail to please. We also took a look at St Nicholas church on top of the hill right next to Verity who looked as stunning as ever.A little disappointed that all the shops seemed to be shutting up shop before 4 o'clock I guess it's seasonal but this is half term week.Look forward to visiting again next year!
Neil Fitch avatarNeil Fitch
5 months ago
Illfracombe is just Lovely. Parking at the harbour, was an idyllic setting for our short visit. Lovely harbour nice little place to walk around with lots of little shops and quirky places. We went up capstone hill for some amazing views.. fabulous, but not an easy climb especially, for people like me who require a hip and knee replacement. Remember parking is free after 1800 so don't get caught for 4 1/2 hrs charge from 1600 as I did…should have gone to spec savers!😊 Highly recommended
Belinda Carter avatarBelinda Carter
8 months ago
Wow soo beautiful. A must visit. Lots of little shops and cafes. Very picturesque. Lots of steep hills to give your calves a good workout. Take a coastal walk up elephant mountain (don't attempt if you struggle with steep inclines) its breathtaking at the top. Well worth it though.
Chris Arnott avatarChris Arnott
5 months ago
Stunning place to visit. great walks beautiful quayside great food and drinks.
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