News

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

Happy New Year!

Look what's in store at Ocean Backpackers for 2016!

EASTER BREAK

Budget Easter break at Ocean Backpackers.

October Half Term

Looking for somewhere to take a short break this Half Term? How about Ocean Backpackers? Explore Ilfracombe and all that North Devon has to offer.

VERITY LOOKS AMAZING!!!!

Although she is still undergoing the finishing touches, Damien Hirst's 'Verity' is now in place at the gateway into Ilfracombe Harbour. She looks magnificent against the spectacular rugged cliffs of Hillsborough. Here at Ocean Backpackers we absolutely love her and consider her a very welcomed addition to the town!!!

NEW LOOK FOR OUR FAMILY ROOM!

We have now refurbished our family room! It has a new comfy bed, new curtains and new bedding and has had a fresh lick of paint too.

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....

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.