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

Plans for re-opening Ocean Backpackers!

Possible re-opening in early July 2020 following Government Guidance.

We are open!

Ocean Backpackers is open after a short winter break!

Groups of all sizes, families, singles, couples, friends.

We cater for all types of groups from big to small. Family gatherings, youth clubs, sports clubs, schools, colleges, field trips, outdoor adventure, cyclists, surfers and walkers.

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.


Woolacombe beach is voted number 1 in the UK!


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!!!

Half Term Holidays

How about something fresh and exciting??