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.


Had a very nice weeks camping in August 2004. Was very impressed with the facilities, especially the toilet/shower blocks. We thought the campsite was well situated for exploring Devon and surrounding areas. And we are looking forward to visiting again this June.

John Bradley

Brilliant campsite

My friend and I visited here for 3 nights from 28 -31 Aug. Lovely campsite. We has an electric hookup plus water tap and grey water drainage. The pitch had a hardstanding space for a car and was very spacious.

The farm shop sold basic supplies; bread, milk, snacks, toiletries and wine!!!! Opened from 8. 30-21. 00. Friendly and knowledgeable staff for info where to eat around the area.

Outside the shop there is a free herb garden where you can help yourself. The best thing was the shower block; huge cubicles, with a toilet, sink, lighted mirrors, and underfloor heating. This is the best I've ever seen on a campsite. Hair-drier for 20p although I didn't use it. I don't know if I was lucky with the timing, but I didn't have to queue!! The toilet block next door had about 5 toilets with a sink and it was all very clean. It also has 2 sink areas for washing up and 2 washing machines and tumble driers.

When we arrived, you have to go to reception to book in, and drive a bit further up so someone can show you to your pitch. The electric hook-ups include a bit that lights up at certain times, and because we were fairly near to the toilet/shower block, I didn't need to use a torch at night.

Some of the pitches have a bricked BBQ, which we didn't have, but you can ask for bricks if needed. I recommend this camp site.

Val C