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.


Wow, can't wait to book again

Visited for the Easter Weekend and it was excellent. Booking over the phone, with email confirmation was so easy and they even rang to say the pitch we had chosen was in the middle of a motorhome rally and thus we changed and had an even better view. As I have had a knee operation I used the disabled facilities and found them brilliant.

The rest of my family used the main facilities and found them excellent too. The pitches were very spacious with a picnic bench and we had a view of the lake in the middle of the site. Access to the site is so easy and it has a security gate in and out.

The shop/reception was well stocked and fresh bread could be pre-ordered.

We will be using this site again and again - what a fab fine. Thank you to the staff who were so lovely too.


Mostly level, good mix of hookup and standard. Sizes were good (we have a Vango 800 DLX) and well marked. Some pitches amongst small trees and bushes but there is competition for these!

Friendly, helpful and always around doing something – cleaning, mowing etc etc.

A small fishing lake sits in the middle of the site and was popular with anglers.
Absolutely the best hot showers I have ever come across. Very, very good washing, toilet, and washing up facilities.
The shop is on the small side and can quickly run out of essentials like bacon and eggs so go prepared.
The café looked ok but we didn’t use it.

For Children:
Good, new and well maintained play area, laid with bark, fenced and situated in the middle of the site. Walks are excellent so there is loads of space to run. This site is obviously popular with families and so there is no shortage of playmates.

This is the best site that I have stayed on in the UK. It’s situated in some beautiful countryside with great access to a lot of places. Walks from the site are good – one especially takes you down through fantastic woods to a small rocky beach with nice hotel and restaurant.

We were there with our 2 boys (3&6) and we would very definitely go back. There is no pool, no club etc etc and it is all the better for it. Book early – it was full when we arrived.

On the whole this is top of my SouthWest UK camp site list at the moment.

May B