Stroll along the promenade to discover the delights of Ilfracombe seafront. There is always plenty going on especially during the summer months. There are gift shops, cafes, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and take-aways. Everything you need for a proper British seaside holiday!
The Landmark Theatre is North Devon's premier entertainment centre holding performances and exhibitions throughout the year including beer and cider festivals! The striking building also houses the Tourist Information Centre. Next door you will find Ilfracombe Museum with its weird & wonderful curiosities. The Ilfracombe Art and Craft Society Gallery has free exhibitions and is open from Easter to the end of November.
The famous Victorian bathing pools at Tunnels Beaches are tucked away at the end of tunnels carved by hand by Welsh miners in the 1820s. Children can play safely in the sea filled pools and enjoy rockpooling.
Overlooked by the exotic sub-tropical Southern Slopes, the bandstand in Runnymede Gardens is the venue for free musical performances during the summer.
The viewpoint from the top of Capstone Hill is well worth the walk to the top. On a clear day you can see Lundy Island and the coast of South Wales. The statue 'Katy' at the top of the hill is a memorial to a young Russian student who sadly fell to her death from the cliffs at Hillsborough.
Or take a walk around the level promenades on the sea side of Capstone Hill, a popular route for dog walkers. Note the interpretation boards which run along the seafront and around Capstone Parade and are part of a series lining the route of the South West Coast Path (SWCP) as it runs through the town. You will also see brass footprints in the ground to mark the route of the SWCP.
Moving back towards the harbour there is a crazy golf course with brilliant floral displays and during the summer you will find bouncy castles, trampolines and regular outdoor events such as car boot/tabletop sales not to mention events which include All Things Morris and The North Devon Street Food Awards in July, Ilfracombe Carnival in August and the annual Ilfracombe Bike Show in September which sees hundreds of motorbikes descend upon the town