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 …

  • An Award-Winning Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Great For Swimming

What to see and do

  • Swim In The Tidal Pools

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Places to stay

  • Holiday cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Tunnels Beach

Beach Location

Ilfracombe North Devon EX34


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Getting There

Map of Tunnels Beach

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