As one of the most popular resorts in North Devon, Ilfracombe is full of great places to stay, fun things to do and incredible foodie locations – it features everything from hidden coves to dramatic cliffs and stunning sea views. That’s why it is one of our favourite places to liven up our Instagram grid – here are our top spots for taking photos around Ilfracombe.

Ilfracombe Harbour

It’s one of the town’s hot spots, so there is always something to photograph here. The harbour is full of fishing boats and is lined with amazing restaurants and that’s before you even get to Verity – Damien Hirst’s iconic statue is 20 meters tall and makes an impressive addition to your Instagram feed.

Capstone Hill

From here, you can see panoramic views of Ilfracombe town and the sea, on a clear day you might even be able to see all the way out to Lundy Island! It’s a great spot for getting a bird’s eye view of the town.

Lundy Island

If you have the time, hop on the regular ferry over to Lundy Island where you can see all manor of wildlife – ideal for an interesting post on Instagram. At certain times of year, you’ll see the South West’s biggest puffin colony, seals, dolphins and a host of other sea birds. You can also snap some photos from a pleasure cruise, sailing past the island.

The town centre

Ilfracombe offers plenty of places for getting a good photo – Jubilee Gardens, Fore Street and the High Street all provide great spots for sprucing up your Instagram grid.


The Tunnels Beaches

Perhaps one of the biggest attractions in the area, Tunnels Beaches features a complex network of hand-carved tunnels, beautiful rock formations, tidal pools and coves – it is one of the most interesting beach areas in North Devon and is definitely worth a visit!

Most Instagrammable spots around Ilfracombe

What are your favourite photo spots in and around Ilfracombe?
Don’t forget, if you take some photos while you’re exploring to share them with us – you can find us @visit_north_devon on Instagram.   

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