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Steeped in history, Tunnels Beaches makes a fascinating visit for all ages…

Hand carved in the 1820’s, the four tunnels provide a truly unique experience. Read extensive history information throughout the site – including hilarious guides to Victorian etiquette for boys, girls and for when boating with ladies!

Learn how local entrepreneurs developed the tunnels and pools, and transformed Ilfracombe from a small fishing village into a popular seaside tourist resort.

Sit back and admire the lovely rugged scenery while the kids play safely in the tidal pool or explore our fantastic rock pools – they’ve been rated the 3rd best beach for rock pooling in the UK by BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Tunnels Beaches is also home to possibly the UK’s most unique and breathtaking bespoke beach front wedding venue!…

With its own private beach, this unique and stunning Devon location is an ideal venue for your special day – beautiful scenery, private secluded beaches with spectacular sunsets and offering a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere. The rugged coastline makes for a dramatic backdrop and awesome photos! 


Tunnels Beaches is a uniquely designed coastal wedding venue – accessed via a hand carved tunnel through the cliff and with its own private beach! 

Fully licensed for wedding ceremonies within a thatched gazebo overlooking the sea, or inside our contemporary and stylish bespoke venue building – ensuring there are no concerns about the UK weather! Invite up to 120 day guests and up to 160 evening guests…

The majority of their wedding couples live outside the South West of England with many couples travelling from all over the World – Australia, New Zealand, USA, South Africa, Canada, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Dubai, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Brazil, Jamaica, Cayman Islands to name a few!!

Offering a fully intergrated, built-in sound and lighting system within our fully air conditioned building, plus our own additional quirky add-ons available ‘To Hire’…
Ice Cream Tricycle, Cake of Cheese, 4ft Rustic ‘Love’ Letters, Giant Deck Chair, Red Post Box and VW Wedding Guest Shuttle and JAM Duo of course! It couldn’t be simpler to plan your special day.

Tunnels Beaches
Wedding ceremony area

Venue Details

Tunnels Beaches | Bath Place | Ilfracombe | Devon | EX34 8AN

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