The beach is situated along a straight section of coastline, and is backed by spectacular wooded hills and served by a unique cliff railway from Lynton. The beach is predominantly used by tourists and fishermen. The West Lyn River flows into the sea to the west of the beach.Tweet
Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.
Approximately 192 car parking spaces (including disabled spaces) are available for a charge.
Dogs are allowed.
Can have a good surfing wave when there is enough swell. Beware of the rip and the crowds in surf conditions. The beach is right by Lynton where there are cafes and pubs.
The South West Coast Path provides spectacular sea view walks as does the moorland around Exmoor. Deer, salmon and dolphins are now regular visitors to this area. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach
Beach type: shingle,
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Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, from 15th May to 30th September. Find out more about designated bathing waters.
High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?
Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.
At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-
Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
These new European standards are based on the latest health advice and are roughly twice as tough as the old ones. They use the latest four years of data, rather than a single year. Find out how they compare.
Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!
MCS beach cleans are run all year round with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' in September.
Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.
Within 10 miles of Lynmouth beach
There are currently no beach cleans within 10 miles of this beach!
All of our cleans are run by volunteers so why not organise your own? We’ve got loads of information to help you get started.
Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins
Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it
Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!
You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come
across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially
if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell
us what you find.
Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".
Within 10 miles of Lynmouth beach
Jellyfish seen here by Jonathan Harding
on 26 Aug 2016
Jellyfish seen here by Nigel Randall
on 14 Jul 2016
Jellyfish seen here by Janice Whittington
on 4 Jul 2016
Jellyfish seen here by Lucy Blackmore
on 17 Jun 2016