The area has a spectacular combination of sweeping moorland with steep, rugged, tree-clad cliffs and gorges and enticing sheltered sandy bays.
It is located within Exmoor National Park which covers 265 square miles, and remains as wild and beautiful as in the days of R D Blackmore’s Lorna Doone. On the moor the red deer and wild ponies roam free, and with a latticework of bridal paths, it is a haven for ramblers and horse riders.
Lynmouth is an ideal base from which to tour, with many major attractions within a couple of hours drive.
Bustling with visitors during the day, Lynmouth returns to being a sleepy, peaceful village at night.
The village of Lynmouth has a thatched pub, The Rising Sun, several hotels and restaurants, cafes and shops. There is the oldest working water-operated cliff railway, linking Lynmouth to Lynton with its many eating places. A railway line is also open from Woody Bay!
The harbour at Lynmouth is full of boats and dinghies. Boat trips along the coast can also be taken from Lynmouth Harbour and sea fishing trips can be arranged.
Visit the Valley of the Rocks with its spectacular rock formations and views of the sea. Here you will see herds of the famous wild goats that roam over the rocks.
For walkers in the West Country, Lynmouth is idyllic.
Coastal walks on the beach, woodland walks to Watersmeet and Simonsbath, moorland walks across the whole of Exmoor - what more could you wish for?
This beautiful moor teems with wildlife from red deer to birds of prey and of course the famed wild ponies. 4 wheel drive safaris are available for you to discover Exmoor's rich history.
Why not drive to the Blue Ball Inn on Countisbury Hill, go for a long countryside walk then retire back to the pub for a spot of liquid refreshment?
North Devon has many excellent beaches for surfing and playing. A short drive and you can experience the fantastic beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde.
Why not learn to surf at one of the many surf schools while you are here on holiday?
Barricane, near Woolacombe
Good surfing, many seashells. Drive past Woolacombe towards Mortehoe.
Braunton Burrows, just behind Saunton Sands
A National Heritage site - beautiful sand dunes that stretch for miles. Ideal for dog walking.
Lovely beaches with safe swimming for children, lifeguard on duty.
Small sandy beach, rocks and mudflats. Next village along after turning right out of Watermouth Castle entrance.
Excellent surfing beach, with wake boarding and doughnut rides, shops, beach restaurant. Indoor pool with flume rides, Jacuzzis. Suits and surfboards can be hired.
Just outside Ilfracombe, a mile from the cottages, is a small sandy beach.
Tunnels Beach, a safe, tidal bathing pool available from May to September.
Long sandy beach with dunes and many rivulets into the sea.
Delightful small beach with sand and rock pools - area is surrounded by wild fuchsia bushes that bloom all year round.
Rocks and pools with sandy basin on the river, popular with surfers.
Magnificent stretch of sandy beach - walk for miles and miles.
Sand, rocks and mudflats, on the Tarka Trail and Coastal Path
- stream runs into the Cove.
Excellent long, sandy beach, also great for surfers.