The Photo Gallery


Our amazing summer in photographs!!


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Tour boats have been busy taking visitors out from the Harbour to see our coastline and wildlife.


We have been treated to some spectacular sunsets!

Sonic Fusion performed from the Runnymede Bandstand on a lovely sunny evening. So lovely was the event, that they have already planned a return visit! Don't miss it! Details

Curiouser and curiouser! Alice in Wonderland turned up in Ilfracombe courtesy of the Marvellous Eventures Entertainment Services. They will be back again this summer. See our events listing for details

With the area being so busy with visitors our lifeboats have been called out on several shouts. When the volunteers are not on rescues, however, they still put time into training. One evening, with a local boat playing the part of a stricken vessel, and the all-weather lifeboat practised towing it into the Harbour. Thanks to all of you!!


A new, clean dome was craned into place on the Admiral Duncan's roof garden. All herring gulls have promised to keep well away from it...

Paul Maxfield of North Devon Tai Chi ran a tai chi session outside the lifeboat house to raise money for the RNLI. Thanks Paul!

The fair has arrived in town! And will be here throughout August

July brought a heatwave and incredibly calm, clear seas

Classic cars gathered on the sea front. Photo kindly given by the North Devon Sports and Classic Cars Club ( 

A group of Ilfracombe Pilot Gig Club rowers joined Lynmouth and Porlock rowers in an epic row from Lynmouth to Porlock (on July's one of terrible weather!)


Syan Leonie Sturgess's beautiful soulful singing voice entertained us on the seafront one sunny afternoon.


The Dotto train has been incredibly busy ferrying pasengers around the town.


The High Street is literally blooming!


The Spirit of Discovery sailed very slowly past Ilfracombe pon 7th July. We must have been a great sight for them on their tour. The cruise ship was purpose-built for Saga just two years ago and can carry 999 passengers (with 500 crew) on its ten (!) passenger decks.




Verity lit up in blue to commemorate the NHS's birthday. And a reminder of all the frontline NHS and care workers who have done so much to look after us during this pandemic. Thank you!


With thanks to Graham Schlisske for the photo


In June the Harbour was visited by a cruise ship for the first time since the Pandemic. The Hebridean Sky is small (120 passengers) but very welcome! Sadly, windy conditions meant that the passengers could not come ashore but instead enjoyed a cruise down our stunning coast.

Thanks to Marion Callaghan for the photo.


The Landmark chimneys have been lit up in red, white and blue


Banger racing at Mullacott Cross brought a heady mix of carnage and excitement!
Thanks to Kat Jefferies for the photo.


Our Harbour Master, Georgina Carlo-Paat was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for her services to promoting women at sea. Congratulations!


Postponed from earlier in the spring, Ilfracombe Round Table put on a sell-out weekend of drive-in cinema screenings, rounding it off with that leather jacket classic, Grease.

Photo: Round Table / facebook


A brig briefly visited the harbour which was built in 1831, making it 190 years old!
Photo: Davey Waters


Someone added googly eyes to the SW Coast Path signs. Naughty, but it did make me smile!


This huge launch vehicle took our all-weather lifeboat down the slipway on many shouts in June. Many thanks to all the volunteers!


Ilfracombe Golf Club Open Week is on until

3rd July.

Photo: Ilfracombe Golf Club/facebook


Ilfracombe roofs are hosting another year of herring gull chicks.


Ilfracombe's restaurants have had a very busy month welcoming guests within the restructions of lockdown. The key message has been 'book early!'.


Rough Justice entertained us on a sunny afternoon on the sea front.


Football fever has struck! Not only has England not yet lost Germany (as I write...)
but our own Ilfracombe Town AFC has been promoted!


Huge inflatables along the sea front are keeping everyone entertained this summer.




What were your photos of Ilfracombe this month? You can share them on our facebook page. We'd love to see them!