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