Local Site-Seeing

Local Site-Seeing

The local tourist office (click here to view their website) offers a wealth of information about local things to see and do in and around Lynton, but here are some of our personal favourites:


Southwest Coast Path

As their website puts it: "630 miles of superb coastline." What more do you need to know? To find out about the countless walks of varying difficulty accessible from the Fernery, check out their website, here

The Valley of the Rocks

The valley of the rocks is an incredible natural phenomenon just a 10-15 minute walk from the Fernery! You are likely to see wild goats and ponies around sunset here--it's well worth a visit. Read a bit more on wikipedia: here.

Exmoor National Park

Few national parks offer more varied terrain or scenery than exmoor, with its rolling hills, rocky coasts and sandy beaches. The park has also recently been recognized as an International Dark Sky Reserve--ideal for star-gazing! Find out more about all Exmoor has to offer on their website: here.

The Lynton/Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The U.K.'s most spectacular water-powered cliff railway! Incredible views and a great way to make your way from Lynton down to its sister-town, Lynmouth, throughout the summer. Check out their website, here.

Ilfracombe Boat Trips

There are numerous scenic and wildlife-oriented cruises that depart from Ilfracombe throughout the summer. We can personally recommend their seal-watching tour and its personable commentator! Click for details, here

Saunton Sands Beach

Its phenomenal dunes, expansive landscape and impressive surf scene make this beach a local must-see. For full details, see there website, here

Woolacombe Beach

A fabulous family-friendly beach next to a vibrant seaside town--enough said. Details here.