Lynmouth Beach

Visit Lynmouth Beach

Lynmouth is enclosed by a National Park in an area referred to as ‘The little Switzerland of England’. It is an idyllic location for a walk to enjoy the unspoilt scenery. There are two beaches here.

The charming harbour and shingle beach known as Lynmouth West Beach, which lies beneath the cliffs was once a herring port, today, many of the traditional fishermans buildings have been turned in to holiday cottages and B&Bs.

Explore the surrounding area along the South West Coast Path or stroll along the esplanade

Lynmouth East beach, also known as Blacklands beach, overlooked by Countisbury Hill can be reached by crossing over the Lyn River towards Countisbury Hill. There are no facilities but dogs are welcome all year round on this beach.

Did you Know? Lynmouth Beach connects to its sister village of Lynton, 500ft above, by a unique water operated cliff railway dating back to 1890

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is worth a visit. It is the highest & steepest water-powered railway in the world, with a clifftop terrace & cafe.

This beach is …

  • A Sand And Shingle Beach
  • Great For A Weekend Away

What to see and do

  • Visit The Cliff Top Railway

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Places to stay

  • Holiday cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Lynmouth Beach

Beach Location

Riverside Rd Exmoor National Park Lynmouth, North Devon EX35 6EX


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Woody Bay Station

If you are driving take the A361 towards Barnstaple, and then the A39 to Lynton and Lynmouth.

Map of Lynmouth Beach

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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