Britain’s own Galapagos

Lundy’s position with the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Bristol Channel to the east creates a unique combination of environmental conditions that have given rise of a considerable selection of habitats that in turn support a variety of rare and spectacular wildlife. The diversity of the wildlife observed above the waves is mirrored below the waves, with many rare and beautiful species protected in both the reef and sandbank habitats. 

If you wish to record your sightings or find what wildlife has recently been seen during your stay, please take a look at the LFS and Marine Life Logbooks located in the Marisco Tavern. Information is also posted on the Lundy Island Facebook page. 

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Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America, a granite outcrop, three miles long and half a mile wide. In the hubbub of the modern world it is a place apart, peaceful and unspoiled.

Lundy is never crowded, even in the height of summer when up to five times a week, MS Oldenburg brings day-visitors who stay for a few hours. At all other times those who are staying in the 23 holiday properties and the residents have the island to themselves.

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