"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Ilfracombe - Tunnels Beach

Ilfracombe Tunnels Beach is on the north coast of Devon. It is a sand and shingle beach approximately 80 metres wide and accessed by hand carved tunnels. There is also a Victorian tidal bathing pool at the beach.

Beach type: Sand and shingle

Nearest town: Ilfracombe

Local authority: Devon County Council

OS Grid Reference: SS515477


Green Coast Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Ilfracombe - Tunnels Beach

  • Tunnels Beaches (0m)
  • Ilfracombe Aquarium (1m)
  • Ilfracombe Sea Safari (1m)
  • The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises (1m)
  • Bicclescombe Park (1m)
  • The Old Corn Mill and Pottery (1m)
  • Chambercombe Manor (1m)
  • Keypitts Quads (2m)
  • Watermouth Castle and Theme Park (3m)
  • Once Upon A Time (3m)
  • Woolacombe Riding Stables (4m)
  • Mortehoe Museum (4m)

Tourist Information

Combe Martin
Tourist Information Centre
Cross Street
EX34 0DH

Phone 01271 883 319
Email mail@visitcombemartin.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 13 December


Chance of rain 67%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 97%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 52%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 82%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 12mph, gusting to 16mph.
Pressure 996
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 10mph, gusting to 14mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:03 GMT
Low Tide
08:12 GMT
High Tide
14:31 GMT
Low Tide
20:49 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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The main beach is formed by an expanse of grey sand and shingle and is backed by cliffs. A network of hand carved tunnels leads to sheltered beaches and a Victorian tidal bathing pool. Entrance fees apply.

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