Tunnels Beach Ilfracombe
Jamie McLintock and family, owners of the stunning Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe have kindly agreed to donate 100% of the sales of 2013 Season Tickets to North Devon Hospice. Not only that, they will match fund the final total.
This incredible gift means that by purchasing any of the season tickets on offer you will be directly helping up to 100 local people in North Devon every day. Simply log onto their website here!
hand carved... In 1823 a team of hundreds of Welsh miners hand carved through the cliffs to allow easy access to Crewkhorne Cove and subsequently built three tidal bathing pools – two allocated for the ladies and one for the gentlemen. The beaches were then renamed ‘Tunnels Beaches’. smugglers... Prior to the carving of the tunnels, the coves and caves were used extensively by smugglers. hideout... De Tracey took refuge within a cave here after the murder of Thomas A Becket.
Steeped in history, Tunnels Beaches makes a fascinating visit for all ages... Hand carved in the 1820's, the four tunnels provide a truly unique experience. Read extensive history information throughout the site – including hilarious guides to Victorian etiquette for boys, girls and for when boating with ladies! Learn how local entrepreneurs developed the tunnels and pools, and transformed Ilfracombe from a small fishing village into a popular seaside tourist resort. Sit back and admire the lovely rugged scenery while the kids play safely in the tidal pool or explore our fantastic rock pools - we've been rated the 3rd best beach for rock pooling in the UK by BBC Wildlife Magazine. Our award winning facilities include the very stylish and popular cafe blue bar, the play hut (indoor soft play – separate admission fee applies), beach shop and possibly the UK's most unique and breathtaking bespoke beach front wedding venue!
- Start: Thursday 07 February 2013 09:00
- End: Saturday 31 August 2013 17:00
- Description: Donating 100% of 2013 Season Ticket Fees
- Contact: Jamie McLintock
- Event Type: Community Event