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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Ilfracombe?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,084 vacation rentals near Ilfracombe. From 536 Cottages to 901 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ilfracombe for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ilfracombe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ilfracombe. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ilfracombe Harbour: 2,344 vacation rentals
  • Ilfracombe Aquarium: 2,389 vacation rentals
  • Verity Statue: 2,345 vacation rentals
  • Woolacombe Beach: 2,605 vacation rentals
  • Croyde Bay Beach: 2,703 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Ilfracombe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 536 Cottages in Ilfracombe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ilfracombe include:

  • Houses: 901 rentals available
  • Cabins: 536 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 488 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ilfracombe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 153 vacation rentals with pool available in Ilfracombe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.