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“Excellent private beach with a Victorian pool.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tunnels Beaches

Tunnels Beaches
Bath Place, Ilfracombe EX34 8AN, England
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Ilfracombe
Type: Beaches, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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“Excellent private beach with a Victorian pool.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

A friend is getting married here in a few weeks, so while there we thought we would check it out. Wow. Impressed. An old man made tunnel leads you into the dark, and along until it opens out.
A bit of a private beach...grey shale sand and pebbles.

One half was shut, but that was ok. A wedding was going on...a bit of a theme I think.

The best bit (apart from the view) was the Victorian pool. Because the rocks are defensive and not the best to get to the sea...the Victorians scooped a pool out that gets left full of water when the tide goes out. Very very awesome.

All round excellent afternoon. O ly downside is the very small fee. Only £2.50 each, but still...it's a BEACH!! But that's just me I suppose. The niceness wipes my gripe away. Ha ha. What a sentence!!!

Visited July 2013
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“Misleading”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Apart from a safe pool to swim/play in, I cannot think of any reason to go here, the tunnels is very limited and the beach is all shingles and no sand. Was expecting mor tunnels and history. This part of England has so many stunning beaches for free, why pay to go? If you do go make sure u have your swimming stuff and no weddings are on

Visited July 2013
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“Really sweet beaches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Very fun walking through history and coming out at amazing beaches with rock pools and beaches. You have to pay I think but not very much and there are fishing nets and food available near the beaches.

Visited April 2013
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“sunny days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

loved the beach great place had a sea pool would use again even though you had to pay but it all goes back in to the tunnels up keep

Visited July 2013
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“Interesting and different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Went for the day. Lovely little beach with a fab little outdoor pool. Would be great for kids. Had lunch I the cafe which was excellent!

Visited July 2013
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