Tunnels Beach

Visit Tunnels Beach

Blue flag award winning Tunnels Beach in Ilfracombe North Devon is a famous Victorian holiday resort, and must see attraction when visiting the area. The tunnels, hand carved in the 1820’s, lead to two natural bathing pools, originally one for ‘ladies’ and one for ‘gentlemen’.

Did you Know? The left side takes you to the ‘Gent’s Beach’ and the right takes you to ‘Lady’s Beach.

Perfect for the whole family, with the tidal pools to enjoy and top class rock pools to explore. There is a small charge at the entrance of Tunnels Beach, but plenty of amenities, with cafes and snack bars.

Driving to Ilfracombe and follow the signs to the Seafront and Tunnels Beaches.

This beach is dog friendly

This beach is …

  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly

Have a great day out along the coast.

Dorset Coast Local Links

Attractions Nearby
North Devon Maritime museum

Appledore Beach

Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

LOCATION: Ilfracombe North Devon EX34
NEAREST TRAIN STATION:
Map of Tunnels Beach

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