Lundy is the biggest island located in the Bristol Channel. The island covers a total area of approx 4,45 km2 (1,72 ml2).
- Lundy Island lies 19 km (12 ml) off the coast of Devon, England, in Torridge district, about a third of the distance across Bristol Channel from Devon to South Wales. The island of Lundy gives its name to a sea area in Britain and is one of the English islands. It has been designated as national character area 159 by Natural England.
- In 2007, Lundy Island had resident population of just 28 people, including volunteers (warden, ranger, farmer and island manager, as well as house-keeping and bar staff. Most live in the village located at the south of the island. Most visitors to Lundy Island are day-trippers, though there are a total of 23 holiday properties as well as a camp site for staying visitors.
- Lundy Island was named as Britain's 10th greatest natural wonder in 2005 opinion poll of readers of Radio Times. The entire island was designated as Site of Special Scientific Interest . It was also the first statutory Marine Nature reserve in England, and the first ever Marine Conservation Zone, due to its unique flora and fauna. Lundy Island is managed by Landmark Trust on behalf of National Trust.
- There are two ways for getting to Lundy Island, depending on the time of year. During the summer months (from April through October) visitors are carried on Landmark Trust's ship, ms Oldenburg, which sails from both Ilfracombe and Bideford. Sailings are usually 3 days per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Additional sailings are offered on Wednesdays in July and August. The cruise takes on average 2 hours, depending on tides, weather and ports. Oldenburg was registered for the first time in Bremen in 1958 and has been sailing to Lundy Island since in 1985 her engine was replaced.
- In the winter months (from November through March), ms Oldenburg is out of service. The island is then served by scheduled helicopter service out of Hartland Point, on Mondays and Fridays, with flights between 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. The heliport is at the top of Hartland Point, close to Beacon.
- Experienced and properly equipped canoeists can kayak to Lundy Island from Lee Bay or Hartland Point. This takes 4-6 hours depending on tides and wind.
Highlights: Remote bird island, Marisco Castle
Lundy Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Lundy Island dock (anchor) at Bideford - port town on the estuary of River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England.
Port Lundy Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Lundy Island, England. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|23 August, 2018|
|Hebridean Princess||Fishguard, Wales|
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