Area Info

Opposite Eddies, you’ll find the Snacking Kraken for informal daytime dining and Hele Mill Tea Room is just a few minutes’ walk into the village.

There is a well serviced grocery store in the Hele Bay Garage and Premier Supplies opposite the entrance to Beach Road and the nearest pub serving food is the Hele Bay Pub, on the corner of Beach Road.

There are lots of lovely local independent shops and a Co-Op in Ilfracombe High Street, about 5 minutes drive away, a Lidl in Wilder Road (at the back of the High Street) and a Tesco on the outskirts of Ilfracombe, about a 5-10 minute drive from Eddies.

If you walk into Ilfracombe and are feeling energetic, we recommend taking the coast path up and over Hillsborough (the steps up are along the promenade opposite the house) and down along through the harbour (about three quarters of an hour depending on how long you stop to admire the beautiful views from the top). An easier walk is along the main road and past the rugby club and swimming pool.

If you walk the opposite direction along the coast path, you’ll go past Ilfracombe golf course and the coastguard cottages towards Watermouth Harbour where you’ll find Storm in a Teacup makes a wonderful stop for food and drink.

Local beaches

  • Hele Bay!
  • Combe Martin
  • Tunnels, Ilfracombe (paid entry)
  • Lee Bay
  • Woolacombe/Puttsborough
  • Croyde/Saunton
  • Heddon's Mouth
  • Lynmouth

 Local restaurants and pubs

  • Hele Bay Inn
  • Snacking Kracken, Hele Bay
  • Madrigal Brewery Shop and Tap Room, Hele Village
  • The Thatched Inn, Ilfracombe
  • Giovanni and Luca, Ilfracombe
  • The Terrace Tapas, Ilfracombe
  • The Depot, Ilfracombe
  • Storm in a Teacup, Watermouth Harbour
  • The Sawmills, Berrynarbor
  • The Globe, Berrynarbor
  • The Pack of Cards, Combe Martin
  • Hunters Inn, Heddon Valley
  • The Pyne Arms, East Down
  • The Station Inn, Blackmoor Gate
  • The Black Venus, Challacombe

Takeaways

  • Lyn Bay Fish and Chips, Ilfracombe
  • Ketchup, Ilfracombe
  • Bamboo, Ilfracombe
  • Emperor's Court, Ilfracombe
  • Settantanove, Ilfracombe
  • Gurkha, Ilfracombe

Tearooms

  • Hele Mill & Tea Room
  • Marwood Hill Gardens
  • Watersmeet
  • Fremington Quay
  • NT Arlington Court

 Surf and family activities

  • Keypitts off road adventure, Ilfracombe
  • Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
  • Exmoor Steam Railway, Bratton Flemming
  • Exmoor Zoo
  • Ilfracombe Aquarium
  • Ilfracombe Coastal Cruises
  • Ilfracombe Sea Safari
  • Woolacombe surf centre
  • Croyde Surf Academy
  • Lets Go Bowling, Barnstaple

Before travel, please check with the venues direct for up to date opening hours, and pre-booking arrangements.

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