Ilfracombe Harbour

Ilfracombe Harbour

 

If you're coming to North Devon for a fishing holiday, one of your first stops will be Ilfracombe. Located on the north coast tip of the county that has more coastline than any other, at the point at which the Bristol Channel meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Ilfracombe has a natural harbour which has been extended over the centuries and is well-known to offer a variety of different fishing trips. You can simply line fish off of the pier or the sea walls at Capstone and around Ilfracombe harbour. There are also a number of professional businesses that can host a boat charter.

Several fishing boats take anglers out for daily fishing trips that are anywhere from 1.5 hours to all-day trips. Deep sea fishing is available with half-day and all-day packages. On these fishing trips all bait, tackle and rods will be provided. Species like conger eel, Pollock, Bull Huss, Bass are common catches.

 


Fantastic Camp Site

We just returned from a week here. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, There is nothing not to like about this site. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, When booking over the phone the lady I spoke to was wonderful, she spent time helping me select the pitch we would like - Thank you to that lady :0).

This site itself is ideal if you are looking for peace and quiet and some privacy. The pitches are very well spaced and well maintained. Before booking I did check out the reviews and the website, and it was partly due to the few 'bad reviews' that helped me to choose this site! I like peace and quiet, I like not to have another caravan or tent slap bang next door and I love the fact that if there are people being a bit noisy that they are asked quieten down. The website makes it clear that this is a campsite for people who are looking for a quieter kind of holiday. But it was great that the reviews confirmed this does happen :0).

Upon our arrival we were shown to our pitch and offered lots of help if needed, all we had to do was ask. We had a sea view pitch which was lovely, but all of the pitches are nice and spacious. The shower/toilet blocks are superb, with underfloor heating and were extremely clean.

The dog walking area is great (we do not have a dog) but still had a wonder round, this is area is really well thought out. I would also like to add how true to life Warcombe Farms website is, quite often I find that a website shows you the 'best bits', photos taken at flattering angles, pitches made to look larger than they really are etc. , but Warcombe Farm is like the images/description on their website.

It is really lovely site and ideal location for exploring this part of Devon. We would definitely stay here again, WELL DONE ALL AT WARCOMBE FARM AND THANK YOU FOR A LOVELY STAY!

Linda

Another Great Holiday

Just returned from a brilliant holiday at this lovely campsite. It's our second time here returning after a week in August 2014. This time we were booked in for 11 nights (2 of which were our Air Ambulance raffle prize, Thank you!!!). I can only complement this site. You are welcomed with a smile, guided to your pitch and given a run down on what's what and where by staff who clearly enjoy their work.

The pitches are spacious, flat and some are in secluded areas. The wash rooms, loos and pot wash areas are clean and spacious with constant hot water. The family wash rooms are a godsend for those of you with kiddies, although the individual showers would easily accommodate one adult and an child in same cubicle.

The site is peaceful and family friendly, all you will hear after 11pm will be the nocturnal wildlife, no thudding music or raised voices, although if you are there when there is a meteor shower expect to hear oohs and ahhs.

There is no light pollution so star gazing is a must, especially if the perseids Meteors are overhead which we were lucky to see.

The site is perfectly located between Ilfracombe and Woolacombe. Car parking is a bit pricey in Woolacombe for a few hours but if you are planning on a whole day there it's reasonable. You are able to walk to Lee Bay direct from the site, it's quite a steep incline so be aware if you planning on this with little ones.

We had a wonderful holiday and plan to return in 2016, reservation already placed!!

Jelly Bean