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Lundy Island

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Address: | The Quay, Lundy Shore Office, Bideford EX39 2LY, England
Phone Number: 01271 863636
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Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Swimming, Hiking
Description: Located off the coast of Devon, this granite outcrop lies between England...
Located off the coast of Devon, this granite outcrop lies between England and America and is famed for its marine reserve.
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After an eventful crossing on ms oldenburgh were the boat was very cramped so we stood all the way. Unfortunately due to the crossing approx half the boat made use of the sick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

After an eventful crossing on ms oldenburgh were the boat was very cramped so we stood all the way. Unfortunately due to the crossing approx half the boat made use of the sick bags. We arrived to find the island bathed in sunshine and seals bobbing up curiously to watch us in the harbour. We walked to the lighthouse were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It took us five hours in the boat to get to the island, luckily when we arrived, it was sunny and warm, looking at the sea from the island, everything seems so peaceful. I would want to spend a night on the island if we ever get the chance to go there again!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went to Lundy Island for a day trip from Bideford. It was raining all day so the sea was quite rough - take sea sickness tablets or ginger biscuits with you! You can buy the concentrated ginger biscuits on board for 99p - they seemed to work, but make sure you have both - don't share them! The captain... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lundy is unique, no traffic, TV's. Lovely nature, great accommodation and a wonderful pub and small shop that is well stocked. Perfect to escape from the modern world and enjoy the dramatic scenery.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Took our RIB across to Lundy recently for an overnighter which, after 6 or 7 day trips is something I've been wanting to do for a while. Tides, weather and time-off work finally came together and off we went. Everything from booking the camping and calling the island to arrange luggage collection from the quay went well and we soon... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Travelled with the family from Ilfracombe on MV Balmoral, had a basic but good meal onboard during the return trip. I last visited Lundy Lundy about 20 years ago, little has changed except there is now the pier which makes landing a lot less time consuming. Enjoyed the climb up the Old Light, I don't think it was open when... More 

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We travelled to Lundy Island as a family of 6 and were very lucky as the weather was perfect. It is a lovely Island to visit with some amazing views and having 4 hours there give us plenty of time to explore. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is the boat trip itself, because of problems parking... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stepping off the boat onto Lundy Island is like taking a step back in time. The pace of life immediately slows and you can feel yourself instantly relax. With no cars, no WiFi, no mobile phone reception, it's just you, the wildlife, and some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in this part of the UK. Although only three miles... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you want a day with a variety of activities, this is for you. Early start to catch the tide so no lying in bed. The boat trip over in the sunshine was smooth and very enjoyable. A good anticipation feel for landing on the island. The walk up the cliffs is not for the unfit but we made it... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

One of the most peaceful, beautiful, rugged and calming places i have ever been, i don't think you could ever get bored of the scenery. Traveled for the day trip on MS Oldenburg, quite a rough crossing but sea sickness tablets worked a treat and i even enjoyed a bacon sandwich on the way, highly recomended by the way. There... More 

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