Lynton & Lynmouth Beaches


Shingle and rock beach in Lynmouth Bay. Good for rockpooling and also good for experienced surfers. Water Quality has received a basic pass and meets European designated bathing water standards.

Easily accessible from Lynmouth car parks and also adjacent to eating outlets and public toilets. Deck chairs are available to hire in the summer.

Lee Bay

A mostly rock and shingle beach just on the west edge of Lynton & Lynmouth. It can be found past the Valley of Rocks within the Lee Abbey Estate. There is a car park and public toilets by the road, with a 200m path leading gently down to the beach. The beach is pleasant for bathing and is popular with visitors (water quality is not tested). Visitors entering the water should be wary of any strong currents in deeper water.

Sillery Sands

A secluded, mixed sand and shingle beech at the east end of Lynmouth Bay. The beech can only be reached by a footpath spurring off from the South West Coast Path and from the A39 on Countisbury Hill.

The beach has no facilities and is quiet isolated, it is also a very long and steep walk back up to the road which requires walkers to be very fit and able. The walk is however well worth it for the secluded location and beautiful views.

Wringcliff Bay

A secluded bay surrounded by high cliffs with a steep access path down from the Valley of Rocks. Not suitable for disabled visitors or young children.

Other Beaches

Some of the UK's top rated beaches can be found within short traveling distance from Lynton & Lynmouth.

Combe Martin (13miles) - low tide exposes a wealth of rockpools containing a variety of species of anemone, shellfish and fish.

Croyde (23miles) - Perhaps Devon's best known surfing beach and for good reason. Facing almost due west the beach picks up a good deal of swell and combined with quality sand banks makes for one of the UK's best surf beaches.

Woolacombe (20miles) - A two and a quarter mile stretch of golden sand backed by sandy hills and the Woolacombe Downs. The village of Woolacombe lies at the northern end of the beach, and is full of seaside shops, cafes. Perfect for families, sand castles, body boarding and sunbathing...

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