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Ilfracombe - Devon
Ilfracombe seen from Hillsborough. Wikipedia photo
Perhaps the most popular resort on Devon's north coast, Ilfracombe is blessed by its surrounding high cliffs, for they have prevented over development to retain the town's Victorian and Edwardian flavor. The access to Tunnels Beach is through tunnels dug into the cliff. Harbor cruises are most popular, especially to tiny, windswept Lundy Island, with its handful of human residents but home to many thousands of sea birds. The rare puffin, which nests here, can be best seen in April and May. Many beaches in the area have become popular with surfers, particularly Croyde Bay and Morte Bay. For families looking for a fun place to go, Watermouth Castle is located between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on the A399.
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