Exmoor's Coast

High Tide+sunset at Porlock Marsh

The coastline within the National Park stretches for (59 km) 37 miles. It is outstanding for both its scenery and its wildlife and was one of the prime reasons for the designation of Exmoor as a National Park. Exmoor has the highest coastline in England and Wales with coastal hills rising to 433m (1421ft) at Culbone Hill. The highest sheer cliff is 244m (800ft) on Great Hangman, which is the highest sea cliff in England and Wales.

A special feature of the coast is that it is remarkably sheltered. This allows for the unusual development of coastal woods. The woods between The Foreland and Porlock represent the longest stretch of coastal woodland in England and Wales.

The inaccessibility of much of the woodland leaves it remarkably close to natural vegetation for Britain and it contains diverse plant life, including whitebeam varieties unique to Exmoor. The Exmoor coast must also rank amongst the most unspoilt and best protected stretches of coastline in England and Wales. 

At Combe Martin, Lynmouth and Porlock Weir there are small harbours that used to be busy with coastal trade. Now sailing and fishing for pleasure are their mainstay.

Below is a list of upcoming events that take place on or near Exmoor's coastline. Or you can browse all events here


Exmoor Walking Holiday

Simnosbath House
26th Feb 2016 12:57pm - 1st Mar 2016 12:57pm
Explore Exmoor with 3 days of short walks (5 - 6 miles), taking in the breath ta...
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Mineral Line Bus Trip

Watchet Railway Station
12th Mar 2016 11:00am

Coffee, Cake and Clean Up

Porlock Visitor Centre
19th Mar 2016 10:00am-1:00pm

Seashore Safari

Combe Martin Museum
5th Apr 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Lynton and Valley of Rocks - An Historic Tour

Valley of Rocks ENPA car park with picnic area & toilets. Grid Ref 7113 4968
26th Apr 2016 10:00am-12:30pm

Painting Workshop Holiday

8th May 2016 5:12pm - 13th May 2016 5:12pm