Feeling sporty this summer? Or is it time to relax…
It’ll soon be time for champagne and strawberries at Wimbledon, but if you like sport and outdoor pursuits, it may be time to head to Ilfracombe for an early summer break.
Our friends up at the Ilfracombe Golf Club are holding an open week from June 9. This course has amazing clifftop views, no wonder its catchphrase is ‘you can see the sea from every tee’. There are competitions and events going on all week but take a moment, between rounds, to sit outside the clubhouse and admire the stunning scenery. We can help with all your arrangements for visiting the club, along with others in the local area. We also offer special packages with a third off green fees at the Ilfracombe club. https://ilfracombecarlton.co.uk/breaks/golfing-breaks/
Last year it was a super-hot day for the annual gig regatta hosted by Ilfracombe Pilot Gig Club. But nothing beats the sight of these beautiful historic boats zipping through the water. It gets really tense too and is a great spectator sport. This year’s event is on June 23 and teams from across the region will be descending on the town to compete. Our home teams did really well last year, so we’re hoping for a repeat performance!
There’s more water racing with the Lundy Yacht Race which starts in Ilfracombe at 8am on June 30. It’s an incredible sight to see the yachts set off across the sea to Lundy and the crowds get very excited when they return again later in the day. More than 40 yachts took part last year with the fastest back in just over six hours.
It’s hard work watching all these sporting activities! But if you book a break at The Carlton, you’ve got all that luxury and relaxation close to hand. Enjoy a leisurely evening meal in our brasserie, or pop in for a coffee or lunch in between the sporty spectator fun. https://ilfracombecarlton.co.uk/breaks/