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Lynmouth, Devons Hidden Gem

11th July 2022

Lynmouth is a tranquil seaside village, situated between the rugged Exmoor National Park and the beautiful Brendon Hills in North Devon. The picturesque village offers a peaceful getaway from life’s stresses and strains, with stunning views and pubs to relax in and explore. A truly spectacular place to explore, Lynmouth is well worth the visit as there are so many things to see and do.

This beautiful North Devon village offers an array of shops and boutiques, along with traditional pubs serving delicious food. There are also plenty of places to visit nearby including Watersmeet Woods Nature Reserve or Blackpool Sands Beach (2.5 hours drive away) which are great for walking along the coast paths. If you’re looking for some adventure then why not try some rock climbing at Crowcombe Cliffs or take a boat trip on Lyn Island where you can spot dolphins and seals.

Events and festivals

This charming village is home to multiple events and festivals, which are held annually in the summer months. The Lynmouth Regatta & Maritime Festival, held each year in June. It is a major event for the town, with over 100 boats taking part in the regatta and thousands of visitors coming to enjoy the funfair, street entertainment and music events. Held in September, Lyn Food Fest is a one-day celebration of local food and drink that brings together local food vendors to share their expertise and passion for great food.

Local places to stay

If you are searching for a place to stay, there is a wide variety of alternatives available around the region, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, and self-catering accommodations. Check out our luxury apartments for short stays, perfect for dog owners, families and smaller groups alike. Offering a selection of luxurious apartments ranging in size, each including contemporary conveniences such as high-speed Internet access, a well-appointed kitchen, breathtaking views, and more.

History of Lynmouth

Lynmouth history dates back to the Bronze Age, when it was a port for tin traders from Cornwall. It was also home to smugglers during the 18th century. Today it is an unspoiled hidden gem set on the dramatic North Devon Coastline with views over Lynmouth Bay and Exmoor National Park. The town’s name derives from ‘lyn’, meaning waterfall or stream. Lynmouth history as a holiday destination goes back to Victorian times when it became popular with wealthy Londoners who would spend their summers there enjoying walks along the coast and boating trips.

Food and drink

There is a wide variety of eateries in Lynmouth and the surrounding areas to choose from, whether you are searching for a cosy bar or an atmospheric restaurant. Delight in cuisine that is made locally, using fresh local produce. Our list of the best restaurants in Lynmouth, prepared from our own personal experience, makes it much simpler to decide where you want to dine.


Go for a stroll along the rugged coastline for stunning views out over Lynmouth bay and Exmoor National Park, or visit the cliffs of the Valley of the Rocks. You may also explore the surrounding area on foot or by bicycle, or you could even go canoeing down the River East Lyn if you’re feeling adventurous.

Lynmouth as a town has managed to keep its charm, despite becoming a popular spot for holiday makers. It’s an absolutely beautiful location, and we’d thoroughly recommend a visit for an unforgettable getaway. The town is steeped in history, and has plenty of hidden secrets for those who are interested. So if you’re looking for a UK staycation destination, visit Lynmouth and feel your stresses slip away like the tide! Discover our collection of luxury apartments available to book this year.

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