Lynmouth from Lynton – Whats at the Bottom

Wasnt sure if there was much else to see once getting off the cliff railway, but need not have worried. Lynmouth at the bottom was the most wonderful harbour village with fantastic scenery up the cliff and waterfalls and streams running through. Lots of little shops and restaurants. The pretty little harbour of Lynmouth sits at the mouth of the West Lyn river which is the meeting of two rivers; the East Lyn and the Hoaroak. The town is at the foot of a deep wooded valley on the edge of Exmoor with the stunning scenery here sometimes referred to as “England’s Little Switzerland”. On the quay at the end of the harbour is the Rhenish Tower. The Rhenish Tower was built by General Rawdon to store salt water for indoor baths. It was later fitted with an electric light for use as a beacon. The original tower was built in c.1860. It was rebuilt as an exact replica after 1952 flood damage.

It can be hard work getting some children to appreciate the outdoors. The lures of television, tablets, games consoles and computers make many kids reluctant to get outside, while parents need to find safe locations and organise activities that encourage kids to try new things. The Shingle and rock beach in Lynmouth Bay is one area that your Kids can have fun. It’s a great place to explore rock pools for crabs and shrimp’s, shells and stones. It’s really important to check tide times for the area you intend to explore – the last thing you want is to be caught out by a rising tide. The best time to set out is at low tide as this is when the greatest number of rock pools will be exposed.

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