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local attractions

Natural Beauty:
Tunnels Beaches - A firm favourite with our littluns 
Woolacombe -  Superb Golden Beach
Croyde -  The Best Surf Beach In North Devon
Exmoor - Home of the Famous Ponies and Spectacular Scenery
Lundy -  This Daytrip is a must, from Ilfracombe Harbour.
Ilfracombe Princess -  Fantastic short coastal excursions
North Devons Biosphere Reserve - Learn more about North Devons Biosphere Reserve 


Kids/Big Kids:

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur park - A great day out for all
The Milky Way - Great rides!
The Big Sheep - Probably the countrys only theme park based on sheep!


Activities:

Tarka Trail Bike Hire - Time to get active along the mainly flat Tarka Trail
Sea Kayaking at Lundy - Great Adventure
Blakewell Fish Farm - A firm favourite,  you can feed the fish and buy superb smoked trout and other local produce.
Golf - this area is renowned for its golf courses.
Torrs walk to Lee and more - there are many superb walks straight from our front door
Keypitts Stables, Quad Biking and 4X4 Driving - This is where we are learning to ride horses, they have lessons and rides for all levels. 
 

Surfing:

There are plenty of places to surf for the beginner right up to the most advanced professional at - woolacombe, combesgate,croyde, saunton, putsborough and westward ho! 
Learn to Surf
Surfcheck Website 
Live Saunton Sands Webcam!

Cultural:
Broomhill art centre - Lots of sculpture plus a great restaurant and Jazz 
Landmark Theatre - Our local Theatre a short walk away.
Chambercombe Manor - As featured on TV, a very haunted place indeed.
The North Devon Folk Festival is at The Landmark Theatre is in September 
Historical Research - Get into some background research 

Food:
There are some superb restaurants to discover in Ilfracombe all personally sampled by your intrepid hosts for research purposes obviously!

Some of our favourites are:
Gendarmerie -  Modern European
71 - Modern European 
Basils - Traditional
Settantanove -  Fantastic fresh pizzas made by Omar
Asian Spice - Very local Bangladeshi/Indian
Ilfracombe Tandoori - Local Bangladeshi/Indian
Walkers Chocolate Emporium - Check out the Chilli Hot Chocolate Drinks. 
Number 11 The Quay - Marvel at Damien Hursts artwork over a superb cocktail. 
Grassroots cafe - Vegetarian, Child Friendly

Food News for North Devon:
A Taste of The West
Foodie News
Local Wines Sharpham Wines