Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Ilfracombe is ready to explore

The countryside and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Ilfracombe. Travelers to this trendy city praise the aquarium, chocolate shops and surfing. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Ilfracombe

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Ilfracombe has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lynton and Lymouth Cliff Railway (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Big Sheep (14 mi / 22.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Ilfracombe

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ilfracombe is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Barricane Beach (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Woolacombe Beach (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Putsborough Sands (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Croyde Bay (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Saunton Sands (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Glen Lyn Gorge (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Ilfracombe

The nearest airport is in Swansea (SWS), located 28.5 mi (45.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), which is 35 mi (56.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Ilfracombe?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,083 holiday lettings near Ilfracombe. From 531 Cottages to 906 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ilfracombe is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ilfracombe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ilfracombe. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ilfracombe Harbour: 2,338 holiday lettings
  • Putsborough Sands: 2,623 holiday lettings
  • Woolacombe Beach: 2,578 holiday lettings
  • Croyde Bay Beach: 2,676 holiday lettings
  • Marwood Hill Gardens: 2,611 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ilfracombe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Ilfracombe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 531 Cottages in Ilfracombe. Our other popular types of Ilfracombe holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 906 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 531 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 485 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ilfracombe?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 147 holiday homes with pool available in Ilfracombe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.