Ilfracombe Harbour

Ilfracombe Harbour

 

If you're coming to North Devon for a fishing holiday, one of your first stops will be Ilfracombe. Located on the north coast tip of the county that has more coastline than any other, at the point at which the Bristol Channel meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Ilfracombe has a natural harbour which has been extended over the centuries and is well-known to offer a variety of different fishing trips. You can simply line fish off of the pier or the sea walls at Capstone and around Ilfracombe harbour. There are also a number of professional businesses that can host a boat charter.

Several fishing boats take anglers out for daily fishing trips that are anywhere from 1.5 hours to all-day trips. Deep sea fishing is available with half-day and all-day packages. On these fishing trips all bait, tackle and rods will be provided. Species like conger eel, Pollock, Bull Huss, Bass are common catches.

 


Super one night stop over!

We stayed here sadly just for one night as we had a wedding nearby, but we will definitely be returning. We are local but love to make the most of our beautiful county instead of paying taxi fares! The staff from point of booking to leaving were incredibly helpful, super friendly and couldn't have done more to make our stay enjoyable.

The pitch was perfect and the facilities great. Thank you so much, we look forward to seeing you again! (The wedding was amazing too!)

Nicky W

Lovely Campsite

We usually visit this campsite at least once a year with family and friends, to stay whenever we have a trip to Woolacombe. It is such a lovely campsite! The pitches are all lovely, some are set out in their own sort of cul de sac so when you book them all together you have your own little area!

A lot of them are in their own sort of glade which offers a bit of privacy - especially if you have young kids running around that you need to keep an eye on!

There are some lovely walks you can go on directly from the campsite too which are beautiful and nice to do on a sunny afternoon.

The bathrooms/showers/toilets here are amazing! All are spotlessly clean but they have been renovated recently, so they all have underfloor heating (nice and toasty after a night in a chilly tent!). They also have individual shower cubicles with shelves in to store your clothes etc. Also there are plenty of facilities, I've never once had to queue for a shower or a toilet!

Another fabulous treat here is the shop. They sell all of your normal items, however you can also order goods from the local bakery which you can pick up in the morning. Their pastries are the best!

Their campsite also has food vendors visit, the last time we went there was a wood fired pizza oven there on the Saturday night - delicious!

Rebecca Heike