How to Spend 3 days in Lynton and Lynmouth

How to spend the perfect long Weekend in Lynton & Lynmouth according to someone who lives here..

Here’s the lowdown on what to do, see and, most importantly, eat in this beautiful area of North Devon, squeeze in all you can with this 3 day Itinerary for staying at Lynmouth Holiday Retreat.



               Day 1.  Settle in, Chill out and take a trip down to Lynmouth Harbour. 

    • Arrive at Retreat reception, chat to our team about amenities and get your bearings. 
    • Get checked in, unpacked and settled in your own time.
    • Explore and take a wonder around the Retreat, whether you’re camping, glamping or checking into holiday accommodation you can enjoy stunning views from pretty much anywhere around the Retreat!
    • Jump into your hot tub, hot and ready for arrival from 4pm (if your accommodation includes this)
    • Drive down to Lynmouth sea front and pick up dinner from Esplanade Fish Chip Bar, we think it’s the best Fish and Chips in the UK! Enjoy al fresco on the Lynmouth Sea Wall or bring back up to park and enjoy from your accommodation.
    • Catch the sunset from the top of the Valley of the Rocks or back at the Retreat, if there’s no sunset just take in the dramatic views or try and spot the wild goats who live there!
    • Take in the dark skies and star watch, Exmoor is particularly great for clear night skies, which is why we ask all our guests to turn off external lights after 10pm and keep the noise down so all can enjoy the peace and tranquillity.



               Day 2.    Walk to Watersmeet and Explore Lynton & Lynmouth

    • Pop down to Reception for fresh coffee and order delicious pastries, croissants and freshly baked bread cooked whilst you wait.
    • Now lace up your walking shoes and walk direct from park down to the Watersmeet river walk.
    • Enjoy a pit stop at Watersmeet National trust house with a sandwich or Devon cream tea
    • Walk from Watersmeet down to Lynmouth
    • Explore the shops or take a historical tour of Lynmouth, explore the harbour, make pebble towers on Lynmouth beach or discover Lydford Gorge. 
    • Take the funicular cliff railway up to Lynton and take a walk around this quintessentially British town with it’s quaint narrow streets and victorian buildings.
    • Take in the dramatic views across Lynmouth Bay and beyond.
    • Take the steep walk back up to the retreat or call the lovely lot at Lyn Valley Tax
    • Enjoy a well-deserved refreshment at Beggars Roost Inn next door
    • Then head out to one of our favourite local restaurants (reservations recommended)



                Day 3.    A late Brunch and Beach kind of day

    • Wake up slow.
    • Pop down to reception and pick up some locally sourced ingredients to make the perfect traditional Full English breakfast and set yourself up for the day ahead!
    • Drive to Woolacombe Beach
    • Enjoy a beach day (dog friendly beach all year round) Try your hand at surfing, body-boarding or perhaps dive into a book listen or to a podcast. 
    • Pasties for an easy grab lunch
    • Explore the area surrounding Woolacombe
    • Sundowner refreshments and light bites at Brundles Bar or head back to Lynton & Lynmouth for dinner. 
    • Evening chilling in the hot tub under the stars, or alternatively If your accommodation doesn’t come with a hot tub play, make time for some family games, toast some marshmallows on the BBQ, put down your screens and just enjoy being surrounded by nature. 



         Day 4.    Time to check out – it’s not Goodbye, just see you again soon.

    • Check out for 10am unless late checkout has been approved.
    • Route and vehicle dependent but if taking the route home via Exford, try and spot the Exmoor ponies or red deer. 
    • Go for an explore and check out Dunkery Beacon
    • Visit more of Exmoor try and stretch your legs
    • Share your pics and a little bit about your stay we’d love to hear all about it here
    • Safe Journey Home and we hope to see you again soon



How to go about booking your Hot Tub Break amongst Nature.

The Retreat, like the surrounding area celebrates its enchanting history, natural beauty and varied landscapes at the very heart of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Boasting a luxury selection of modern self-catering holiday caravans with hot tubs overlooking stunning views over Lynmouth bay or Lyn valley. The holiday accommodation has secluded outside space overlooking the Bristol Channel, where you can enjoy some perfect summer nights star gazing or relaxing after a long day exploring, in your private hot tub.. Explore our full range of Hot tub holiday accommodation at Lynmouth Holiday Retreat here.



Camping and Glamping in Nature at Lynmouth Holiday Retreat

The Retreat is quite honestly nature’s paradise, the wildlife and backdrop surrounding the park is pretty surreal. Wake up and smell the coffee and freshly baked croissants from the local produce shop with all your bbq supplies to cook up a storm from your own camping stove, why pay to eat out when you can dine out amongst nature for pennies! Camping around Lynton & Lynmouth is a fantastic way to spend a holiday in North Devon; not only is it a sustainable way to holiday it also gets you out and about in the great outdoors of Exmoor, surrounded by nature. Sleep under the stars, listen to the sounds of the night, and wake to the sounds of birds and sheep grazing in the nearby fields, check out camping options for Lynton & Lynmouth here..  If you fancy something with a touch more comfort, check out their heated Bell Tents, or Glamping Pods perfect for those wanting a budget break without having to negotiate tent poles, Check out all Glamping and Camping options at Lynton & Lynmouth here..


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