Tunnelsbeaches

activities / Water sports

Tunnelsbeaches information

Location
Ilfracombe & Around , England
Address
Granville Rd
Telephone
+44 1271 879882
More information
www.tunnelsbeaches.co.uk
Prices
adult/child £2.50/2
Opening hours
10am-5pm Apr-Oct, to 7pm Jul & Aug
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It was a remarkable feat – in 1823 hundreds of Welsh miners hacked, by hand, the four tunnels here out of solid rock. They lead to a strip of beach where you can still plunge into the sea from Victorian tidal bathing pools. Extensive exhibits include sepia photos depicting the site in the 19th century, conveying a world of woollen bathing suits, segregated swimming and boating etiquette ('Gentlemen who cannot swim should never take ladies upon the water').