Tunnels Beaches
Northfield Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8AN Route Planner
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In the 19C, the hill between the road and the sea was tunnelled and the cove on the far side made accessible. A sea wall was then built to prevent the tide running out and so provide all day bathing.

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Apr-end Sep: 10am-6pm (summer school hols 7pm); Oct: daily except Mon 10am-5pm - times vary with tides


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