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Take a stroll

Open the back gate of Norbury House and walk along the coastal path to Lee Bay, a small coastal village with thatched and whitewashed buildings, craft centre, pub and tea shop. Just 3 miles away from Torrs Park with exciting coastal scenery and views of Lundy Island. It’s another world: leave the stress behind.

Explore a beach

Visit the unique Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe for safe bathing and rock pool exploring , or try the rock pools at Hele Bay to the east of Ilfracombe, and also find time to visit the nearby pottery.


For Food lovers we highly recommend a visit to The Espresso Bar and Restaurant A great friendly, relaxed restaurant, open all day, Specialising in in fresh fish, seafood and local produce accompanied by an excellent wine list and great cocktails. Perfect for sundowners.    The Antidote Restaurant offers  Intimate dining and exceptional Food. Using fresh local and in season ingredients you will experience some of the best food in Ilfracombe from this pretty little restaurant.   Relish Bar and Bistro Sited in a beautiful old building in Ilfracombe’s oldest street it has a cosy and vibrant atmosphere where the focus is on fresh, quality food including fantastic gourmet Pizzas For the best cream tea in Devon  pop along to Hele Corn Mill is a unique 16th century water mill located just 300m from stunning Hele Bay Beach. They were voted Best Tea Shop in Devon in 2017, 2015, 2014, and 2013. ( They are now no longer eligible to enter)!


For an all action day, why not go surfing at Croyde Bay, Woolacombe or Putsborough during the morning and then horse riding in the afternoon. Or North Devon has a range of wonderful golf courses, some to test the very best, and to round off your sporting day outdoors go clay pigeon shooting in the afternoon. Arrange a private golf lesson with Andy Pye (PGA Golf Professional) at the Portmore Golf Park set in the heart of North Devon. Visit Keypitts quads and stables for wonderful rides through the Devon countryside and extreme quadding.

All aboard

For a boat trip to remember, whether it is along the coast to look at wildlife, or across the waves to Lundy Island, Ilfracombe provides you with your stepping off point. For Thrill seekers we highly recommend Ilfracombe SeaSafari For those who like to meander and take in the views at a gentler pace The Ilfracombe Princess is a perfect choice.


During the summer months visit Broomhill Art Hotel with sculpture gardens, art gallery and restaurant. Or Marwood Hill Gardens on a Sunday afternoon. In the village hall the local WI prepare a wonderful cream tea and you can then enjoy a stroll in the gardens, which are open every day of the year except Christmas Day.


Don’t miss Devon’s award-winning Ilfracombe Chocolate Emporium - inside the emporium you can wander through the museum of chocolate, watch a film in the chocolate theatre and see chocolate being made (if you’re lucky). .
Ilfracombe harbor
Woolacombe beach
Woolacombe beach at night
Woolacombe beach