The harbour at Ilfracombe

The harbour at Ilfracombe

 

Ilfracombe offers plenty to do for all the family. Once in Ilfracombe, there is no real need real for your car, there are a number of attractions within walking distance including Ilfracombe Aquarium, Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe Museum, Larkstone Leisure Park and Chambercombe Manor - reportedly one of the UKs most haunted houses.

For entertainment, there are a large number of pubs and restaurants, the nearest cinema is in Ilfracombe for those wet weather evenings. There are numerous events and festivals throughout the year, many based on the quayside at the historic harbour and at the prestigious Landmark Theatre on the seafront, which should be reopening soon.

 


Bank Holiday Camping

We visited Warcombe Farm during the August bank holiday weekend. 4 adults and 2 children (5 and 2.5) spread over two large pitches (10.5m x 11.5m) with EHU. This easily accommodated our Diablo 600 and car

The site itself is slightly sloping at the top but seems to level out towards the bottom. The children's play area is well maintained was very popular with the children. There is ample grass area to run around in.

The toilet block is excellent and the showers are large with a storage system to stop your clothes getting wet.

The shop is small and a bit expensive but there is a Spar about 0.5 miles towards Woolacombe and a Tesco in Ilfracombe.

The on-site take-away sell very good home cooked food, not just the usual fried thing and chips, and I would strongly recommend it. There is a pub at the end of the lane which provides a carvery as well as bar food. You can walk to it but you will need to walk down the road as there is no pavement. The walk takes approx 10 minutes.

There is a fishing lake which seemed quite popular although not my sort of thing.

Woolacombe beach is a 5 minute car journey away. Miles and miles of sand, great surf and a stream which kept our kids happy for hours. All day parking is £4 or £5 depending on how close to the beach.

If we visit this area again I would definitely consider staying there again.

G Ravy

Superb spot for Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Croyde.

Just had our first family camping trip here and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The shower block was fabulous - so warm, clean and tidy. A far cry from my Guide camp days!

Playground was great for the children although the aerial slide was a little noisy when being used after hours.

Superb spot for Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Croyde.

Rach n Dave