The attractive harbor of Lynmouth is situated at the base of a steep valley where the West Lyn River empties into the sea along the northern coast of Exmoor. Lynmouth is famous as the location of a devastating flash flood in 1952. These days it is a busy tourist harbor town lined with nice pubs, souvenir shops, and candy stores. Up on the rocky cliffs above the harbor is the Victorian resort of Lynton, which can be reached via a water-operated railway or a climb up the cliff top path. The tourist office offers visitors the Lynton and Lynmouth Scene, a free newspaper summarizing activities, accommodations, and food options. The history of the area is explored at the Lyn and Exmoor Museum which also houses some interesting archeological finds from the area. The Cliff Railway is an amazing piece of Victorian engineering and is the best way to commute between the two villages and offers amazing views. From the Lynmouth crossroads you can follow the signs to get to the Glen Lyn Gorge, where you can enjoy several lovely gorge walks and a small exhibition center devoted to hydroelectric power.