Take the B3343 to Mullacott Cross roundabout. Take first turning left to Ilfracombe and follow the A361 into St. Brannocks Road. At the first set of traffic lights on Church Street after a mini roundabout turn left onto Wilder Road following a sign to the seafront and a brown directional sign to, amongst others, Lundy Island (Car Parking for Ferry). Just before the next set of traffic lights you should see a brown directional sign directing you straight on to the aquarium. Follow this sign along the seafront down to the end of St JamesÃ¯Â¿Â½ Place. At the end of St. JamesÃ¯Â¿Â½ Place a further brown directional sign to the aquarium directs you left down the Quay to the Pier. The Aquarium is on the Pier to the left.
Take the A361 to Mullacott roundabout. Take 2nd turning left to Ilfracombe. Follow directions as per from Woolacombe/Croyde (above).
Either take the A361 to Braunton then follow the directions as per from Woolacombe/Croyde (above). Alternatively take the B3230 via Muddiford to Ilfracombe. At the first set of traffic lights (New Barnstaple Road) turn left for Ã¯Â¿Â½ mile until you drop down hill approaching the high street. You should see a brown directional sign on your left directing you to turn right to the aquarium. Follow this onto the seafront then right down toward the harbour & Pier.
Take the A3123 to Lynton Cross (On-A-Hill Garage to your left). Either cross straight over here travelling approx. 1 mile to Mullacott roundabout where you take 3rd turning left (effectively right!) to Ilfracombe. Follow directions as per from Woolacombe/Croyde (above). Alternatively turn right at Lynton Cross and take the B3230. Now follow alternative directions as per from Barnstaple (above).
From Combe Martin/ Watermouth/Hele
Take the A399 coast road bringing you into Ilfracombe via Hele Bay. At the first set of traffic lights you should see a brown directional sign directing to the aquarium follow this and additional brown signs to the harbour, pier and aquarium.
Short stay Pier car park alongside the aquarium. Prices vary according to time of year. Long stay Cove and Larkstone car parks, both on the south side of the harbour. Prices are cheaper than short stay and vary according to time of year. 5-10 mins walk from aquarium.
Long stay with park & ride service
Hillsborough car park, off Watermouth Road serving the swimming pool. Prices are cheaper than short stay and other long stay car parks and vary according to time of year. 10 mins walk from aquarium. Alternatively a park & ride service functions during the main season taking passengers to the aquarium in 15mins. via the high street.
For all public enquiries in South West England call: traveline 08712002233 From Woolacombe Buses 31, 302 From Braunton From Barnstaple Buses 3, 30, 30E, 301 From Exmoor (Lynton/Lynmouth) Bus 300 From Combe Martin/ Watermouth/Hele Buses 3, 30, 30E, 300, 301, 33
Ilfracombe Pier is at the start / end of the Devon Coast to Coast (NCN route 27) Ilfracombe to Plymouth. There are lockable cycle lockers opposite the aquarium provided by NDDC. To pre-book lockers contact the harbour master on t 01271 862108 e [email protected] There are a number of railings within the aquarium vicinity and the Ilfracombe Aquarium in 2011 will be providing a bike rack outside the building for visitors to use. Come and enjoy a freshly ground coffee or locally sourced luxury dairy ice-cream to provide energy or as a reward for your trip!
Ilfracombe is a popular destination from March through to October for visiting leisure craft. For further information contact the harbour master on t 01271 862108 e [email protected] The Waverley & Balmoral cruise liners visit Ilfracombe throughout the Summer from a number of locations within the Bristol Channel. For further info. t 0845 1304647 w www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk The Oldenburgh departs from Ilfracombe pier regularly for Lundy from Mar-Oct. For further info. t 01271 863636 w www.lundyisland.co.uk