Surrounded by the spectacular wooded hills of Exmoor National Park, Lynmouth offers some of the best cliff top drives and walks around leaving the pebbled beach more often occupied by walkers than by sun bathers. If caught correctly Lynmouth can produce some excellent surf conditions, at low tide this is often the best, biggest and fastest wave in Lynmouth. In Lynmouth itself you will find many unique, quaint shops, tea rooms, cafes and other attractions. However it is not the beach or surf, the scenery or the shops that Lynmouth is most famous for, it is in fact the unique opportunity it offers to have a ride on the ancient water operated cliff railway dating back to 1890. This railway will take you to Lynmouths Victorian sister resort Lynton, famous for its picturesque harbour frequently called 'The little Switzerland of England'.
This shingle beach is situated along a straight section of coastline, and is backed by spectacular wooded hills and served by a unique cliff railway from Lynton. It is predominantly used by tourists and fishermen and has a standard of mandatory water quality. Its facilities include toilets and a slipway as well as a car park containing disabled spaces. Positioned on the South West Coast path it is popular with dog walkers especially due to the fact that dogs are allowed throughout the year.
Parking & Transport:
Beach Car Park
Cafes/Licensed Family Restaurants/Refreshments in Lynmouth
No lifeguards, first aid room, beach toilets or showers, water sport equipment or hire
Open all the time
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Lynmouth, North Devon, EX35 6EQ
Map reference: SS 721496 Lat: 51.23122 Long: -3.83323
Leaving Junction 27 of the M5, take the A361 towards Barnstaple, and then the A39 to Lynton and Lynmouth.