Beautiful beaches AND a historic attraction – what more could you want from a beach in Ilfracombe? Tunnels Beaches are officially North Devon’s safest, and the seawater tidal pool is perfect for family beach holidays in Ilfracombe!
Ilfracombe Tunnels Beaches are a fascinating reminder of more demure days gone by! The private beaches can only be accessed via four handmade tunnels which were cut into the cliffs by the Victorians in an attempt to enforce separate bathing for the sexes!
History aside, Tunnels Beach is well worth the small charge to enjoy it, and also includes a tidal bathing pool which is great for children and those less confident in the sea. The tunnels have been used for all kinds of reasons over the years, from smuggleRs to hideaways, but don'y worry - they're just a unique access route to the stunning beaches these days. Dogs are not permitted at Ilfracombe Tunnels Beaches.