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Tunnels Beaches

  • Ilfracombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Tunnels Beaches were hand carved in the 1820s, these 4 tunnels provide a truly unique experience that's almost guaranteed to excite the kids' imaginations! The local community developed the tunnels by hand and transformed their sleepy spot into a top tourist destination! The tunnels lead down to sandy beaches and a Victorian Tidal Bathing Pool, how exciting for kids to discover if they don't know!

Parents can sit back and admire the lovely rugged scenery while the kids play safely in the shallow pool or grab your nets and explore their fantastic rock pools: they've been rated the 3rd best beach for rock pooling in the UK by BBC Wildlife Magazine!

Their indoor and outdoor play facility The Play Hut caters for most age groups and abilities with the usual classic bouncy facilities including ball pools, scramble nets and some awesome slides. There's more outside too for the good weather days, so you're certainly not going to run out of things for them to do!

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Opening hours

From Easter
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

1st May - 30th June
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

1st July - 31st August
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 19:00

1st - 30th September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

1st - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults (16+): £2.50
Kids (3-15): £1.95
Concessions: £2.25
Family from £8.50

Travel & Contact Information


Bath Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AN, England

Phone number

01271 879882



Click here to visit Tunnels Beaches' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Pay and Display.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Tunnels Beaches is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Tunnels Beaches have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome through the tunnels but not on the beaches. 

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