A small, quiet village in the heart of Devon which has so much more to see and do than meets the eye! Lynmouth is a truly beautiful area of the country, running alongside the West Lyn and East Lyn rivers in a gorge 700 feet below Lynton, with outstanding views from almost wherever you are in the Lynton & Lynmouth areas.

Walking in Lynmouth

Lynmouth Holiday Retreat is perfectly positioned for walkers and explorers, with a huge array of walking routes right on our doorstep. If walking and exploring is your thing here are a few fantastic walks to take when in the area:

National Trust – Watersmeet

Just 1.8 miles from Lynmouth and a stunning attraction, the river gorge surrounded by a great tea shop for a quick tea and cake and a National Trust shop. Whether a short stroll or a full hike Watersmeet is perfect, many tracks surround it from the main hard grounded area to the soft ‘off the beaten track’ walks. Many people will canoe here, or fish whilst others will come for a relaxing tea or coffee and hearing the calming cascade of water.

Foreland Point

One of the many rewarding walks when you get to the top! Beautiful surrounding views from up high on the Devon and Exmoor coast. The cliff is around 90 metres above high tide and offers walkers panoramic views of the coast and beyond.


A short walk from Lynmouth Holiday Retreat into the heart of Lynton, a truly beautiful harbour village. With a huge array of shops, cafes, quirky art galleries, book shops and so much more hidden throughout. Well worth a walk and explore to see the beautiful coastline from a different level.

Valley of the Rocks

The valley of the rocks, known famously around the world, a truly exceptional walk with breath-taking views, essentially a dry valley running parallel to the coast with different walks depending on your experience level from the pleasant stroll to a full hike up the edge. Known to be very atmospheric, with history in every stone and rock, and frequently visited by many poets and writers for inspiration and peace.

Boat Trips & Sailing

Being right on the coast, we have good access to fishing, boat and sailing trips, depending on weather and tide levels. A fantastic way to explore the coast from a different perspective and a great experience if you haven’t sailed before!


A great activity for all ages in the area of Lynton & Lynmouth. The Tarka Trail all the way from Braunton to Bideford is a fantastic cycle, alongside a disused railway line with beautiful views throughout the journey, along the journey there is lots of quirky cafes and shops which you can stop off at and grab a quick coffee or cream tea to enjoy.

Cyclists who enjoy a more solid surface and quieter routes, can use the many lanes and roads around Lynmouth, areas can be hilly but at the top of the climb the views are really rewarding and well worth the extra energy. Cycle hire shops are dotted around Lynmouth where you can hire a bike for as little or long as you want in case you don’t want to bring yours away with you!


Let alone being on the coast for the perfect opportunity to sea fish, fishing is a popular activity in the area, fishing lakes in the area are close by, we have the fishing stream/lake which is perfect for both experienced and beginner fishers alike and even the Wistlandpound reservoir where the bigger fishes are known to hang around.