At the heart of Ilfracombe is a small fishing harbour surrounded by a picturesque backdrop of cliffs. The coastal town boasts a good selection of independent shops, greengrocers, butchers and bakeries.
The harbour is home to a fantastic fish and chip shop as well as a fishmonger, whose boats land freshly caught seasonal fish and shellfish. There are also a number of mouth watering Michelin star and artisan restaurants nearby who use local, fresh ingredients such as fish and seafood from the harbour, quality Exmoor meats, exceptional cheeses and local fruit and produce.
Ilfracombe harbour is buzzing with activities such as boat trips, fishing trips, day trips to Lundy Island and coastal cruises, where you can see seals, porpoises and sea birds nesting on the cliffs. There are a number of independent boutiques and art galleries lining the quay, and Damien Hirst's statue 'Verity' takes pride of place on the pier.