Close to home, the dog-friendly shingle beach in Lynmouth is an easy spot to while away the hours. Hire deck chairs in summer months and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins who call this water home. Great for little ones, rockpools appear at low tide and are great for making a splash, enjoying a paddle and searching for marine life.
It’s rare that the conditions are perfect, but when they are, Blacklands and the surrounding water is a surfers’ paradise. If you’re an experienced surfer, keep an eye on the swell and bring your board along in the hope of riding some of the country’s finest pointbreaks.
There is plenty of parking in Lynmouth, though you can always stretch your legs or ride the Cliff Railway down to the sea and leave the car behind. There are car parks and on-street parking giving you plenty of choice if you do decide to drive. Dogs are welcomed all year round so bring all the family along for a fun-filled day.
Eateries line the streets of Lynmouth so you can enjoy tasty treats and indulge in traditional pasties, cream teas or fish and chips if you decide not to pack up a picnic.