Lympstone

Lympstone is a picturesque estuary village of approximately 2000 people, situated on the  Exe estuary between Exeter and Exmouth just off the A376. It population comprises a mix of young and old, single people and families. Whilst many people commute to Exeter or Exmouth, some work at the nearby Royal Marine Training Centre and the thriving community hosts clubs and activities to suit a wide range of ages and interests. It is a popular stopping off point for cyclists, bird watchers and walkers on the Exe Estuary Cycling Trail and has good rail links to Exeter and Exmouth. 

Lympstone has a wide variety of properties of differing size, style and age with about 70 listed buildings in the older parts of the village and newer houses in small estates off the roads leading into the village. The more densely populated ‘lower village’ is situated around the station and harbour whilst the ‘higher village’ is located nearer the A376 around the Saddlers Arms and the church. Houses that back directly onto the river shore have passageways between them leading to the beach and are equipped with metal flood gates that can be closed by residents at times of high tides. There are also a number of holiday cottages and B&B’s.




  • The Globe Inn

    ‘A true local pub in the heart of beautiful Lympstone, specialising in fresh sea food’

    The Strand, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5EY
    01395 263166

    www.globelympstone.co.uk
  • The Swan Inn

    ‘Real ales, hearty pub fare and daily specials at a traditional oak-beamed inn with a beer garden’

    The Strand, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5ET
    01395 270403

    www.theswaninn-lympstone.co.uk
  • The Saddlers Arms

    ‘Wine and Dine - during the winter months we have open log fires to keep you warm, with an out-door children's play area for when the weather is kind’

    Exmouth Rd, Exmouth, Lympstone EX8 5LS
    01395 265369

    www.thesaddlerslympstone.co.uk
  • The Redwing Inn

    ‘Stylish, comfortable and delicious bar and dining in Lympstone'

    Church Rd, Exmouth EX8 5JT
    01395 222156

    www.redwingbar-dining.co.uk


  • Community Groups / Clubs

    Lympstone has a thriving community and, according to the excellent village website, there are a large number of community groups covering a wide range of interests

    www.lympstone.org/clubs-and-groups
  • Village Amenities

    Including a convenience store (with Post Office) and hairdressers, a number of small businesses, a medical centre and churches

    www.lympstone.org/business-index-2
  • Community Activities

    The annual ‘Furry Dance’ is approximately 150 years old. Around Christmas, the Lympstone Mummers perform a traditional village play around the village pubs

    www.lympstone.org/clubs-and-groups
  • Peter’s Tower (The Landmark Trust)

    Peter’s Tower is an Italianate brick clock tower on the beach, built in approximately 1885. You can now stay through the Landmark Trust, it sleeps 2 and offers panoramic views of the Exe estuary.

    c/o Shottesbrooke, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 3SW
    01628 825920

  • Hanging washing out

    Lympstone is known for its tradition of the residents hanging their washing out to dry on the washing poles on the foreshore.

    www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lympstone
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