Tunnels Beaches

Hand carved in the 1820’s

Hand carved tunnels leading to unique sheltered beaches and tidal Victorian bathing pool.

Steeped in history, Tunnels Beaches makes a fascinating visit for all ages…

Hand carved in the 1820’s, the four tunnels provide a truly unique experience. Read extensive history information throughout the site – including hilarious guides to Victorian etiquette for boys, girls and for when boating with ladies!

Learn how local entrepreneurs developed the tunnels and pools, and transformed Ilfracombe from a small fishing village into a popular seaside tourist resort.

Sit back and admire the lovely rugged scenery while the kids play safely in the tidal pool or explore our fantastic rock pools – we’ve been rated the 3rd best beach for rock pooling in the UK by BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Tunnels Beaches is also home to possibly the UK’s most unique and breath-taking bespoke beach front wedding venue!…

Entry fees apply – please see our website for prices and opening times.