Walkers, cyclists and surfers will love Ocean Backpackers in Ilfracombe, Devon

Ocean Backpackers

Cool, clean, friendly and fantastic value. It’s close to the start of the South West Coast Path, the NCN 27 aka the Coast to Coast Ilfracombe to Plymouth cycle route and great surfing beaches.

Just because the Southwest Coastal Path stretches over 600 miles from Minehead to Poole, doesn’t mean you’ll never have the time or the means to walk it.

Many people choose to experience this wonderful trail in sections when time and life allows. If your wild camping days are over, but you are still on a budget, Ocean Backpackers Independent hostel is the perfect base from which to explore some magnificent sections on the North Devon coast. Spanning an area of outstanding natural beauty which is home to Exmore National Park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. incorporating some stunning views, flora and fauna, you will definitely not be disappointed.

The Southwest Coast Path is best walked between March and October. However, July and August are very busy with tourists so If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant rainfall on the North Devon Coast are April and September. So, dig out those walking boots and book and Easer break at Ocean Backpackers.

From Ocean Backpackers you can walk the path to Woolacombe or Croyde or the opposite direction to Coombe Martin. Valley of The Rocks or even Lynmouth. There are regular buses to and from both Woolecombe and CoombeMartin.

Get active in the daytime and enjoy the buzz of the hostel and the vibrant town of Illfracombe by night. Choose spacious private rooms, self-cater or eat out.  There’s lots of secure storage for bikes, boards and boots, a drying room and all bedding is provided.

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