The Seafront

Stroll along the promenade

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, a striking building, houses the Tourist Information Centre. Next door you will find Ilfracombe Museum with its weird & wonderful curiosities. The Gallery has free exhibitions and 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. 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, on a clear day you can see Lundy Island and the coast of Wales. The statue ‘Katy’ at the top is a memorial to a Russian student who sadly fell to her death from the cliffs at Hillsborough. Or take a walk around the level promenade on the sea side. Interpretation boards which run along the seafront and around Capstone Parade are part of a series lining the route of the South West Coast Path  as it runs through the town.

There is a crazy golf course and during the summer you will find bouncy castles, trampolines and regular outdoor events such as car boot/tabletop sales not to mention events.