News

News, views and events from in and around Ilfracombe, North Devon and surrounding areas.

EASTER BREAK

Budget Easter break at Ocean Backpackers.

Cycle Ilfracombe to Brittany

Ocean Backpackers is exceptionally pleased to be the start of La Velodyssee cycle route from Ilfracombe to Brittany!!!

Devon Coast To Coast

A stunning ride along old railway tracks and through the Granite Way...this cycle ride can be done in a day or break it up with a stay at Okehampton YHA for a rest on-route!

WEDDINGS!!

Are you lucky enough to be invited to a spectacular wedding at the stunning Tunnels Beaches (a five-ten minute walk from us) or any of the other fantastic locations in this beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?

FISHING AROUND LUNDY ISLAND

f you are coming to Ilfracombe and fancy a days fishing, a trip to lundy, wildlife spotting or snorkling with seals look no further than choppers crazy boat trips.

WOOLACOMBE BEACH

Woolacombe Beach has just been voted second Best Beach in the UK according to the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice awards 2013!!! We at Ocean Backpackers Independent Youth Hostel would definitely not argue with that!! It is truly spectacular!!

HIRST'S STATUE TO GO AHEAD!

We say congratulations to Ilfracombe and thank you Damien Hirst!!! His bronze 67 foot statue known as Verity will be installed at Ilfracombe pier on the 17th and 18th October 2012. The statue depicts a pregnant women with sword aloft standing on a set of law books. In true Damien Hirst style one side of the figure depicts skin peeled away to reveal the anatomy underneath, including her unborn child. Love it or hate it....

TEN YEARS TODAY!!!

Chris and Abby are very happy to announce that they have been the proud owners of Ocean Backpackers for ten years today!

WATCH THIS SPACE!

Damien Hirst, the world famous artist who lives locally has recently applied for planning permission to display his new creation in Ilfracombe Harbour.

WALKERS ARE WELCOME STATUS.

Congratulations to Ilfracombe for recently achieving "walkers are welcome" status. It's a new community led scheme to demonstrate the commitment to making your visit to Ilfracombe a very enjoyable one.(www.walkersarewelcome.ork.uk.)