The harbour at Ilfracombe

The harbour at Ilfracombe

 

Ilfracombe offers plenty to do for all the family. Once in Ilfracombe, there is no real need real for your car, there are a number of attractions within walking distance including Ilfracombe Aquarium, Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe Museum, Larkstone Leisure Park and Chambercombe Manor - reportedly one of the UKs most haunted houses.

For entertainment, there are a large number of pubs and restaurants, the nearest cinema is in Ilfracombe for those wet weather evenings. There are numerous events and festivals throughout the year, many based on the quayside at the historic harbour and at the prestigious Landmark Theatre on the seafront, which should be reopening soon.

 


A great campsite. We visited in August 2014 hoping for the best weather. Unfortunately ex-hurricane Bertha hit land during our 10 day visit. The staff were great in helping to tether our canopy whilst we were off site. The tent held up to the extreme weather albeit the pitch we were on was very exposed. Of course this would not of been a problem had we not seen this poor weather, but as campers you take the rough with the smooth.

Great idea to have visiting vendors of food. We ate at these most nights fish and chips, pizza, curry and more.

Fishing was a great experience for my 9 year old but cannot recommend using marshmallows as bait. See for yourself.

More unfortunately than the weather I broke my ankle during the visit (off site) with 3 days of our holiday remaining. We had to stay an extra night and again the staff were very helpful in arranging this for us in extreme circumstances.

A great site, well run and all the staff are great. The only negative is the exposed pitches but if the weather is good or you choose a less exposed pitch this will not be a problem.

Paul H

Fab campsite

This is a lovely campsite - spent a week there on 2 premier sites with friends. First campsite I've been to with a tap on each pitch. toilet blocks are great, underfloor heating and individual cubicles with shelves and hooks so you can get dressed easily.

Family shower block has about 6 rooms which have shower, toilet, sink and mirrors, great if you have smaller children.

They make fresh croissants and other baked goods every morning, they go quickly though, but are lovely when warm and fresh out of the oven!

There's a lake which you can fish on, and a lovely woodland walk. Its also big enough for the children to ride their bikes around and actually have fun!

Good washing and washing up facilities too... actually I don't think I can find fault with it! :)
There is a little bistro/takeaway there as well, but we didn't use it.

Mortehoe is a couple of miles up the road and has a few places to eat!

Sailchicklet