Located off the north Coast of Devon, Lundy Island is an ecological paradise. Don’t expect to find any cars or even roads for that matter as the island prides itself on its commitment to sustainability, it’s also protected by a Marine Conservation Zone that works to protect the species that call the island home.
Things to Do
Visitors will not have chance to be bored with Lundy Island’s range of activities that suit both the casual walker and the experienced climber.
Walking: Encapsulated by stunning vistas, ancient ruins, Georgian weopanry and the country’s tallest lighthouse, the walks along the island are numerous and exciting.
Animal Watching: There are lots of sites on the island where you can look for dolphins, birds, seals and sharks. Here is a map showing where best to spot them, try to list every animal you see and tweet us @Finding_Nature.
Diving: Amazingly clear waters and a huge diversity of marine life protected by the Marine Conservation Zone gives divers under-the-waves experiences that rivals the tropics. Fancy a traditional reef dive? Perhaps you prefer shipwrecks? Maybe a close encounter dive with some friendly seals is more your thing? Regardless, there are over 40 dive sites located around the island that are sure to please even the most experienced diver. Visit Lundy Diving to book your place.
Snorkelling: For those that want to experience life below the waves without going too deep, Lundy provides Snorkel Safaris under an experienced guide to see the spectacular sea life.
Fishing: Angling is a popular activity around the island with Pollock, Mackerel and John Dory being some of the fish you can expect to catch. Bear in mind Lundy’s Marine Conservation Zone means anglers must be respectful of the regulations in place. For instance, make sure to return fish unharmed to the sea if they are below the minimum catch size.
How to Get Here
You can visit Lundy between March and October every year by the Island’s transport vessel MS Oldenburg. The vessel departs from either Bideford (office postcode: EX39 2EY) or Ilfracombe (office postcode: EX34 9EQ) two or three times per week. To see the full travel timetable click here. Note, as well as the cost of the ferry, there is an additional £5 landing fee.
Family Pass (4 people): £80