The original club met in the skittle alley of the Pier Hotel and then only in the summer months

. In 1972, they moved into part of the old Seamen’s Bethel where the club, as we now know it, was born. A great deal of hard work by the members resulted in a major refurbishment in 1992 with some extensive in-character building giving rise to the present facilities. The patio is the ideal place to enjoy refreshments and spectacular views across the channel, while the lounge provides unrivalled views across the harbour, and there’s always a warm welcome - along with good hospitality, with food and drink in the club bar which is open every day of the year (except Christmas day) as well as lunchtimes at weekends and during the summer.

The Ilfracombe Yacht Club is justly proud of its reputation within the Bristol Channel Yachting Conference as one of the most friendly yacht clubs in the Bristol Channel; a chair lift has recently been installed to improve accessibility even further. Ilfracombe Yacht Club is always pleased to welcome visiting yachts and provides a lounge, changing rooms for men and women, toilets and showers and a telephone. The bar is open every night and there’s normally somebody around to offer help or assistance.