With its white washed villas, rugged cliffside position, continental feel, charming harbour and lively nightlife, you could be forgiven for thinking Ilfracombe was a town in the Greek Islands, except for the fact that it's in Devon. It does happen to be the largest seaside resort in North Devon however, dotted with Blue Flag beaches and Victorian architecture, meaning the resort has hardly aged.
Coach holidays to Ilfracombe
Perhaps it's the fact that the resort is a regular winner of the Britain in Bloom award that secures its appeal and makes touring holidays to Ilfracombe attractive, but then again it could be the clean beaches, coastal paths with awe-inspiring vistas, abundance of cafes, or resident galleries and theatre. Nature lovers will love the bird watching opportunities at Baggy Point, or the regular excursions to nearby Lundy Island to witness colonies. Barricane Beach is the place to head if you want to hunt for shells washed up from the Caribbean, while sunbathers won't want to miss the Blue Flag worthy Tunnels Beaches offering a unique beach experience. And if the Farmer's Markets and summer festivals aren't enough to entertain, then the Ilfracombe Aquarium should do.