Watermouth Caves

Useful Information

Location: Watermouth Cove, Ilfracombe, Devon. On the north of the A399 road from Ilfracombe to Combe Martin, in the grounds of a personal beach.
Open: All year.
Classification: sea caves
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:
Address: Watermouth Caves
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Special facilities: restaurant, club, shop etc. Access to three personal beaches, and 40 ha of headland walks with picnic spots etc.

As will be appreciated from the wealth of special facilities above, these caves are an amenity offered as part of an overall holiday centre, and as such they offer extremely good value for money.

They consist of three short sea caves, with very imposing entrances, and great fun may be had, exploring the caves and having a picnic in the caves or on the beach.

Text from: Tony and Anne Oldham (1972): Discovering Caves - A guide to the Show Caves of Britain. With kind permission by Tony Oldham.