The new Ilfracombe Watersports Centre will be an exciting, state-of-the-art marine leisure hub at Larkstone Cove and a real asset to North Devon. It will provide numerous watersport opportunities for residents and visitors to make the most of our fantastic coastline from the water and enjoy the spectacular scenery including canoeing, gig boats and sailing.

The new centre will boast community facilities for local watersports clubs and include storage for boats, a slipway providing safe and easy access to the water, training and event facilities and a commercial café with stunning views of the harbour.

The project will regenerate and enhance the historic harbour area which is the main tourist attraction within the town, already home to ‘Verity’, Damian Hursts’ sculpture and the gateway for trips to Lundy Island.   It will improve and increase tourism, create jobs for the area and support local businesses as well as the economic recovery in the South West. With so many UK residents choosing to Staycation, this wonderful new asset for Ilfracombe could not come at a better time.


Getting Building Funding: £1.5m

Completion date: March 2022