Tunnels beaches

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Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by

Things to do at Tunnels beaches, Review

Tunnels beaches, are just two of a number of beautiful beaches, which can be found in the north Devon town of Ilfracombe.

In the 1820s four tunnels were hewn through the rock by hand. The tunnels gave access to two otherwise inaccessible coves and Tunnels beaches, were created. 

The coves have cliff backdrops which means they’re sheltered, unlike other beaches, along this stretch of craggy coastline. A large tidal bathing pool sits next to the beach set from the sea by a large wall of towering rocks. The beaches, are an ideal spot for family beach days despite being made up of shingle with no sand.

Ladies Beach has a tidal pool which is visible three hours before and after low tide, so check tide times. Gentleman’s Beach is home to a contemporary wedding venue and is closed when a wedding is in progress.

Although an entry fee is charged to gain access to the beaches,, it’s worth the money if you’re going to spend at least half a day on the beach. 

There are toilets, a café and a shop all on-site. Check opening times and costs at Tunnels beaches,.

Dogs are allowed into the tunnels on a lead but not onto the beaches,.

There is free, on-road parking nearby.

Guest Post with thanks to The Travelbunny – why not check out her post fun things to do in Ilfracombe, Devon.

FAQ and Further Information Tunnels beaches,

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe where you can purchase food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

In the 1820s four tunnels were hewn through the rock by hand. The tunnels gave access to two otherwise inaccessible coves and Tunnels beaches, were created. 

Is there parking?

There is free, on-road parking nearby.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are allowed through the tunnels on a lead but not onto the beaches,.


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