The lovely coastal village of Lynmouth

The lovely coastal village of Lynmouth

 

600 feet below Lynton is the small harbour of Lynmouth. The two villages are linked by a famous and ingenius cliff railway, powered by water and which is well worth a ride.
Two rivers - the East Lyn and the Hoaroak - combine just inland from the harbour at Watersmeet and sweep down a spectacular gorge and through the village to the sea. Reminders of the disaster in 1952, when the rivers flooded and a torrent of water washed many cottages into the sea with great loss of life, can be seen in the Memorial Hall.

There are some lovely walks from Lynmouth, notably up the river gorge to Watersmeet where the National Trust have a shop and tea rooms

 


Another Great Holiday

Just returned from a brilliant holiday at this lovely campsite. It's our second time here returning after a week in August 2014. This time we were booked in for 11 nights (2 of which were our Air Ambulance raffle prize, Thank you!!!). I can only complement this site. You are welcomed with a smile, guided to your pitch and given a run down on what's what and where by staff who clearly enjoy their work.

The pitches are spacious, flat and some are in secluded areas. The wash rooms, loos and pot wash areas are clean and spacious with constant hot water. The family wash rooms are a godsend for those of you with kiddies, although the individual showers would easily accommodate one adult and an child in same cubicle.

The site is peaceful and family friendly, all you will hear after 11pm will be the nocturnal wildlife, no thudding music or raised voices, although if you are there when there is a meteor shower expect to hear oohs and ahhs.

There is no light pollution so star gazing is a must, especially if the perseids Meteors are overhead which we were lucky to see.

The site is perfectly located between Ilfracombe and Woolacombe. Car parking is a bit pricey in Woolacombe for a few hours but if you are planning on a whole day there it's reasonable. You are able to walk to Lee Bay direct from the site, it's quite a steep incline so be aware if you planning on this with little ones.

We had a wonderful holiday and plan to return in 2016, reservation already placed!!

Jelly Bean

Lovely Campsite!!

A lovely, clean campsite! The pitches are very large - we had a huge tent and a gazebo and a car and there was still room for the boys to kick a football around.

Fab amenities - the toilets are clean and the shower rooms (wet rooms) are fantastic for parents with small kids. Very spacious and an added bonus of under-floor heating. We never had to wait for a shower, but having said that, we were at the end of the season and the campsite was fairly empty!

Everyone around the campsite is very friendly. Fish and chip van was very popular, as was the huge oven that arrived to cook stone-baked pizzas!

The men/boys hired fishing rods and caught loads in the on-site lake.

Unfortunately, our trip was overshadowed by our 9 year falling and breaking his upper arm. An ambulance had to be called and most of the time was spent in and out of the hospital. I cannot thank and praise the staff enough (especially Judith) for their help and concern. We shall hopefully be returning next year as there is so much that we didn't get to see or do.

Gill W