The best things to do in Ilfracombe, Devon

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Perfect base for visiting a variety of North Devon attractions. Ilfracombe makes a perfect family holiday destination and is good for couples and solos too.

Ilfracombe, Devon is a picture postcard seaside town with a small historic harbour as its hub, it has a buzzy vibe and is good to just wander around.

Visit Ilfracombe Harbour

The coves are beautifully sheltered sun-traps with a backdrop of cliffs and a craggy rock-lined shore.

Dip your toes in at Tunnels Beaches

The chapel is over 650 years old with a glass turret and lantern. It’s believed to be the oldest working lighthouse in England.

Lantern Hill and Chapel of St Nicholas

Stop by S&P Fish Shop and Cafe, next to the lifeboat station on the Cove in the inner harbour, for fresh crab, cockles and lobster.

Eat fresh Seafood on the Quayside

Verity stands over 20m high overlooking the harbour entrance and represents truth and justice.

Visit Verity, the Damien Hirst Statue

Home at Five, a home and lifestyle boutique, was my favourite shop in Ilfracombe.

Go Shopping in Ilfracombe

Wildlife cruises on the Ilfracombe Princess enjoy frequent sightings of seals, porpoises, dolphins and nesting birds.

Take a Boat Trip

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