Tunnels Beachs at Tunnels Beaches
The main part of this beach is formed by an expanse of grey sand and shingle and is backed by cliffs. A network of hand carved tunnels leads to sheltered beaches and a Victorian tidal bathing pool. Food, toilets, shops and litterbins are readily available and a car park with 30 pay spaces can be found at the beach entrance with extra several 100 spaces within 150 meters. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies, other activities available on the beach include swimming, snorkelling, fishing, boating, rock pooling and sun bathing. Also, why not take a walk through the network of 4 tunnels, hand carved in the 1820’s, now possible at night due to newly installed lighting. Excellent rock pools made famous during Victorian times are also popular yet dogs are not allowed on certain areas from May 1st to September 30th.
Read the extensive history information throughout the site - including hilarious guides to Victorian etiquette for boys, girls & when boating with ladies!
Take the kids rock pooling – rated 3rd best available in the whole of UK! In fine weather spend the day on the beach & play in our large tidal swimming pool - ideal for safe use of inflatables & dinghies.
The prestigious Blue Flag Award is held.
Café Blue Bar (open to non-tunnels visitors & located near the main entrance) is a popular stylish family restaurant with the 'Play Hut' indoor soft play centre adjoining.
Adults (16 yrs +) £2.50
Children (3-15 yrs inclusive) £1.95
Cildren (under 3yrs) FREE
Senior citizens/students £2.25
Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children) £8.50
Family of 5 (2 adults & 3 children) £9.50
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|Notes||Easter school holidays – end Sept 10am-6pm
SUMMER school holidays 10am-7pm DAILY
October 10am-5pm (closed Mondays except Half Term Week)
November – Easter hols. CLOSED
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Bath Place, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 8AN
Map reference: SS 515476 Lat: 51.20857 Long: -4.12696
Once in Ilfracombe, follow the brown information signs for Tunnels Beaches.