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Tunnels Beaches

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Address: Bath Place, Ilfracombe EX34 8AN, England
Phone Number: 01271-87-98-82
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A must when visiting sunny Ilfracombe.

The Tunnels are a haven for relaxing and enjoying the old Victorian bathing pool, you can step back in history and imagine the fine Victorian ladies in there full head to toe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

The Tunnels are a haven for relaxing and enjoying the old Victorian bathing pool, you can step back in history and imagine the fine Victorian ladies in there full head to toe costumes arriving by horse and cart, being deposited in the pool for a pleasant swim far from the prying eyes of the Gentlemen who had there own pool.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was such a lovely venue for a fabulous wedding. It turned out to be a beautifully dry evening so we were able to access the various beaches through the Victorian Tunnels for those perfect photos.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Visited the Tunnels Beaches while on a few days in Ilfracombe. There is a small fee of £2.50 to enter but well worth it. The beaches are enclosed and safe for families with small children. The children can swim or paddle in the lagoon shallow water. The scenery is beautiful and you can explore the rocky area.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely venue for a relaxed wedding, as long as the weather holds. Great views from all three levels, wine and bbq a tad ropey and could do with more loos, seagulls can be irritating, but overall a great alternative if you're looking for an informal celebration.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic little cove that must be seen to appreciate how beautiful it really is On a trip with the kids, we wanted to visit the tunnels , which really are fantastic - head height and lit up , it's the start of the exploring On the other side of the tunnels is the most fantastic cove that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting couple of hours mooching round rock pools - tide was out so the only water was the tidal pool, opted against a swim...

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. History of the tunnels is very well illustrated as you walk through to the beaches. You can even have your wedding ceremony on the gentleman's beach.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A lovely afternoon spent at the Tunnels Beach the sun shone and we had a lovely time on the lady's beech the gentlemans beech was closed off due to a wedding.My Husband and son went rock climbing over the fantastic rocks and found some great rock pools to nose around in.The lagoon that has been made safe and is great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

once the tide goes out, you can do some great rockpooling amidst stunning scenery : ) plus they have two lifeguards on duty, and really clean, a must see and do !!

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice but small beach accessible via two large tunnels through rock. Nice to wander through tidal pools checking for creatures. Has gift shop and restaurant. Crowded but sea views spectacular. Well worth inexpensive entry fee. You can come and go throughout a day with a hand stamp so can come out for lunch and return or to escape temporary inclement... More 

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