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It is difficult to pin down why Lundy Island has such an effect on people.
It is true that Lundy is different from any other island and that it is a wonderful part of the country. Situated off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America. A natural beauty, remote and tranquil, without roads, cars or pollution.
Why does it take so long to walk a mile on the Island? Not because the going is hard but because there are so many reasons to stop. Enjoy the magnificent views of inlets, caves, rock stacks, screes, crags and buttresses on the west side. See the Lundy cabbage which grows nowhere else in the world. Other marvels abound, there are some three hundred different flowering plant, sika deer, soay sheep, Lundy ponies, mountain goats, grey seals, basking sharks, dolphins and birds so rare that they bring bird watchers to Lundy from all over Britain.
The Voyage to Lundy - Mid March until the end of October is when the Islands own passenger and supply vessel MS Oldenburg carries both day and staying visitors from Bideford or Ilfracombe. Voted boat trip and crew of the year, MS Oldenburg is a handsome and graceful vessel, fast and comfortable, built on traditional lines. The ship Sails three times a week during the summer season. Winter breaks are available from November to March, via our helicopter service operating from Hartland Point on Mondays and Fridays. An exhilarating flight provides spectacular aerial view of Lundy and the North Devon Coast.
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Season by season, from dawn to dusk the visitor on Lundy is offered endless interest and delight.
For more information and bookings please contact:
The Lundy Shore Office,
North Devon, EX39 2LY.
Information and bookings 01271 863636.