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Lynmouth beach, Devon. Copyright image.
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Lynmouth beach lies on the North Devon coast quite close to the border with Somerset.

There are actually two beaches at Lynmouth, Western Beach and Eastern beach, but they are often overlooked by visitors to the area due to their rocky nature.

All the usual facilities are available in the nearby town and there are some that say surfing is possible here. There are a number of car parks dotted around the town and a fine Tourist Information Centre.

The South West Coast Path runs through Lynmouth, west to Woody Bay, Heddon's Mouth, Combe Martin and Ilfracombe and east to Countisbury Hill, Foreland Point, Porlock and ultimately Minehead.

Whilst visiting be sure to take a trip on the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway - a water-powered funicular railway joining the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth. Children will love the experience.

There are no restrictions for dogs - they are allowed on the beaches all year round.


 Cafe, shop or pub

 Dogs permitted

 Interesting geology

 Tourist information



OS Explorer Map OL9: Exmoor

OS Explorer Map OL9: Exmoor

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Lynmouth, Lynton, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Lynton, Combe Martin, South Molton and Exmoor.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowLynton Cliff Railway

	arrowLyn and Exmoor Museum

	arrowBrendon Manor Stables

	arrowHeddon Hall


	arrowExmoor Zoological Park

Blackmoor Gate

	arrowWistlandpound Reservoir

Combe Martin

	arrowDean Riding Stables

	arrowCombe Martin Wildlife Park

	arrowCombe Martin Museum




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