Linked to the seaside village of Lynmouth via the famous funicular Cliff Railway, Lynton is a wonderful destination for a romantic getaway, a trip with friends or for reuniting with family. Sitting on the dramatic coast of North Devon, these two North Devon villages are known locally as ‘little Switzerland’. Enjoy breath taking walks on the South West Coast Path and explore the magical vistas of Exmoor National Park from your door. Eateries line the quaint streets so you can enjoy a traditional cream tea, a portion of fish and chips or a hearty meal to whet your appetite.
Step out on the coast path and marvel at the superb scenery at Valley of the Rocks, where goats roam the landscape and dramatic rock formations scatter the coastline. Continue in either direction and explore Lee Abbey Beach, Woody Bay where you can wild swim in the Victorian bathing pool, and Foreland Point with its quaint lighthouse. For a breath of sea air, head down to Lynmouth and roam the independent shops and places to eat before visiting Glen Lyn Gorge and hopping aboard the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway to save your legs from the steep ascent! Enjoy beach days galore and visit Combe Martin to try your hand at kayaking or paddle boarding or venture further afield to Woolacombe for a day in the surf. Find out more in our traveller's guide to Lynton and Lynmouth