Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, or looking for a memorable activity as part of your break, there are a lot of experiences which you may wish to book in advance. Here we have some of our most popular suggestions and ideas.
Explore the incredible coastline and keep an eye out for the local wildlife and sealife, while taking a breath-taking boat trip from the harbour. A number of operators run a variety of boats, ranging from exciting RIB rides to stable catamarans. You could try an evening drinks cruise while watching a gorgeous sunset, visit the seals and puffins at Lundy Island, or just take in the amazing scenery. Ilfracombe Princess and Ilfracombe Sea Safari are among the local operators which can be located at the harbour.
If pampering is your thing, then a spa experience including the use of flotation tanks as well as a range of treatments at Reflections in Ilfracombe should be on your agenda. Combined with cocktails or indulgent cakes from STACC you'll be feeling really spoilt.
For fine dining, Ilfracombe is spoilt with Michelin starred Thomas Carr 1873 and Michelin Bib Gourmand holder The Antidote. Both are fairly small, so if you'd like fine dining for a large group then have the food prepared and brought to you, to eat in the large dining room at Marine Court. 'Cooking with Gazz' or Tommy G's catering can prepare a first class meal, while you enjoy drinks in the lounge.
Perhaps as a group you'd like to learn some new skills. You could undertake a cookery course with Coastal Cooking or learn cocktail making with STACC. STACC can also make a gorgeous cake for your special occasion.
If you'd like a bit more adventure during your stay then make the most of North Devon, selected as the 12th World Surfing Reserve. Surfing with Woolacombe Surf Centre or Surfing Croyde Bay, coasteering with Coasteering Croyde Bay, Coastal Adventures or Xtreme Coasteering or kayaking with Surfside Kayak hire Or OSKC Watersports are just a few ideas for getting wet.
You could even swim with the inquisitive seals at Lundy Island. The underwater equivalent of dogs they love to play, contact Ilfracombe Sea Safari to find out more.