Squeezed in between sea and moor, Lynton and Lynmouth offer walking, arts and crafts and a complete escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Nestled along the north coast of Devon, Lynton and Lynmouth is where Exmoor meets the sea. The area is known for its high cliffs, natural beauty and unspoilt landscape. A cliff railway connects Lynmouth up to Lynton at the top of the cliff.
The sheltered harbour has a long shingle and sandy beach, perfect for rockpooling and offers excellent surf conditions at low tide. The beach is situated along a straight section of coastline and is backed by spectacular wooded hills.
Known as Little Switzerland by the Victorians, they guarantee an escape to those wishing a complete change from the busy pace of modern life. The Lyn river tumbles through the deep wooded valley above – emerging at Lynmouth before flowing across a rocky shore to the sea.
Walk over to the valley of the rocks or up the valley to Watersmeet. Inland, explore Exmoor National Park and catch glimpses of the majestic red deer and wild Exmoor ponies.
High sea cliffs, a cliff railway
and a bustling harbour.
Dogs are allowed on this long shingle beach all year and along the coastal paths.
Lynmouth beach can be accessed via the harbour steps or the level slopes along the waterfront.