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

Events in Ilfracombe for 2016

List of events happening in Ilfracombe in 2016

Happy New Year!

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

Ilfracombe Sea Festival 2015

Ilfracombe Sea Festival 4th-6th September 2015

Ilfracombe's Artisan Quarter

Ilfracombe establishes an Artisan Quarter. A top destination for a handmade and bespoke gifts, art, artisan foods, music venues, cafes and restaurants.

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015

Ocean Backpackers has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for the third year running.

Dutch School welcomed to Ocean Backpackers

Dutch school stay at Ocean Backpackers. Accommodation plus activity package organised for a five night stay.


Budget Easter break at Ocean Backpackers.


Special Half Term Offer. Ideal for a last minute family get away!!

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.


Ever wondered what coasteering is all about? Want to know what other watersports are on offer here in sunny Ilfracombe. Check out this recent you tube video from H2Outdoor.