Useful information

Before your visit

We will send you more detailed information about the journey, giving guidance on travel arrangements, luggage allowances, convenient hotels and parking.

Download our "Further information" guide for travelling with the helicopter.

Download our "Further information" guide for sailing with the Oldenburg.

On arrival on Lundy

Entry to the property you are staying in should not be expected before 4pm, to allow time for it to be cleaned before you arrive. Both The Marisco Tavern and the shop will be open on arrival of MS Oldenburg or helicopter.

Port to port transfers

MS Oldenburg sails from either Bideford or Ilfracombe, depending on tides.  As set out in the travel timetable, some sailings depart from one port and return to the other.  For those occasion, a coach transfer to the original port is available for an additional  fee.  The cost of this service is £11 per person (under 2's free) and, if customers would like to use the service, places on the coach can be booked at the same time as booking an Oldenburg ticket. 


All properties have water, electricity (except Tibbetts), gas and drainage. Lundy being an island, water supplies may be restricted at times and electricity will not usually be available after midnight. There are no televisions, radios or telephones in the properties. There is intermittent mobile phone signal on Lundy but there is a pay phone in The Marisco Tavern.

Beds and linen

One set of sheets and pillowcases and one hand and one bath towel per bed per week are included in the price. You must not exceed the maximum number of people shown in the Price List for each building.

Bed and Breakfast

This may be available at short notice, using an unoccupied building. To book please telephone the Lundy Shore Office on 01271 863636, no more than two weeks before your visit. Breakfast is provided in The Marisco Tavern. There are facilities for making coffee and tea in your property. The price is £65 a night for a single room and £90 for a twin room.

Dogs and Pets

Lundy is a working farm with large numbers of ewes and lambs at certain times of the year. For this reason we cannot allow you to bring dogs or pets (except assistance dogs) when travelling to, or staying on, the island.


Lundy is England's only statutory Marine Nature Reserve. Diving numbers are strictly controlled. It is essential that you book the diving facilities at the same time as you book your accommodation, or you will not be able to use them. We can transport your diving equipment on MS Oldenburg for a charge of £26 per person. Unfortunately we cannot transport diving equipment by helicopter.

Rock climbing

Some of the country's best sea cliff climbs are to be found on the island. There are however, some climbing restrictions during the nesting season, from 31st March to 15th September and these are posted on the notice board in The Marisco Tavern. Most are lifted by the 14th of August. You must let us know when you book if you wish to climb and speak to the warden on the jetty when you arrive to check for any latest changes. 

Group bookings

We usually welcome large groups to stay on the island, and can normally provide meals for them in The Marisco Tavern. Accommodation will be provided in a combination of different properties, according to the level of comfort you require. Please note that stag and hen parties are not permitted.

Friends of Lundy

Many of those who visit Lundy are keen to help the islanders preserve the unique environment. The Friends subscription is spent on protecting and conserving Lundy’s natural beauty. Click here to find out more.

Lundy Weather Station

View live readings from the island's weather station, kindly funded by the Lundy Field Society.

View Lundy's weather

If you would like access to historic weather data, please send enquires to the Warden by email.