Ilfracombe Harbour

Ilfracombe Harbour

 

Ilfracombe is the largest harbour on the North Devon coast and has been in use as a port for centuries. It is an ideal place to start your explorations of the many attractions that North Devon has to offer. Ilfracombe is the first choice for sea fishing trips, boat tours along the North Devon Coastline and also home of the nearest cinema to our camping park.

 


Have recently returned from a 6 night stay at this site. We had pitch 164, which was a slightly tight fit for our Royal Atlanta 8 (plus side extension). That said, it was lovely secluded pitch, nice and level, and obviously well maintained.

The site staff were unbelievably helpful, showing us directly to our pitch, and offering all sorts of help to get us started. The chap even offered to plug in our EHU for us. I was confident I could manage it unaided though.

We did however manage to split a pole when putting the tent up, and found that our water container had sprung a pinhole leak when filling it for the first time this year. That was how I found out that the site shop is a little low on camping supplies. Nicely stocked with eggs and bacon etc, but you might go wanting if you need some emergency camping gear. [There is a Motorhome and Caravan store just three miles away at Mullacott]

The loos and showers were great, no complaints there (especially as we were reasonably close to them) - but I can imagine it'd be a bit of a hike if your were lower down in the field.

No noise problems, some lovely walks down to Lee and Woolacombe, and nicely located for other walks (Tarka trail etc. ) make this a really pleasant site to stay at.

The provided trails through the lower field makes this a popular camp site with dog owners - but there were no noisy dogs - and no mess. Plenty of bins for all that, so no worries for folk like me who are a little intolerant of mutts.

All in all, a great campsite that I'd have no hesitation in recommending to friends, or returning to ourselves.

Mikey

They've invested some serious money into this site, and it definitely shows.

Very clean, fantastic wash room facilities and really friendly.

We were there during that really, really windy, stormy, rainy week in early July (thanks to the on-site warden for helping out with anchoring and restructuring a now half-dome tent!) - the site is pretty exposed, but get to the bottom of the field and seek shelter in some of the tucked-away parts.

Great for kids, plenty of room to run around etc. Excellent location for the beaches of North Devon - recommended.

The Beaumonts