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    Tunnels Beaches

    Tunnels Beaches

    Tunnels Beaches

    Address

    Bath Place,
    Ilfracombe,
    North Devon,
    EX34 8AN

    Details

    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.

    For further details see www.tunnelsbeaches.co.uk

    Baby changing facilitiesDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toilets

    Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Venue approved for civil marriage

    Opening details

    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

    Prices

    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

    Location

    Directions

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    Map reference: SS 515476  Lat: 51.20857 Long: -4.12696

    Tunnels Beaches
    Bath Place
    Ilfracombe
    North Devon
    EX34 8AN

    Once in Ilfracombe, follow the brown information signs for Tunnels Beaches.

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
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