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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

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Valentines Weekend in Dunster

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
11th Feb 2016 (all day)
Treat your loved one to a 2 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast break in the romantic...
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Evening@Pavilion - "West Country Farm & Food Tours" by Shaun Bryant

Lynmouth Pavilion
11th Feb 2016 7:00pm-9:00pm

Snowdrops and Steam Break

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
15th Feb 2016 - 21st Feb 2016

Snowdrops and Steam Trains on the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead
16th Feb 2016 10:15am - 20th Feb 2016 5:30pm

Spinning Demonstration

Lynmouth Pavilion
17th Feb 2016 11:00am-2:00pm

Minehead Winter Tour

Doniford Farm Park
21st Feb 2016 9:00am-3:00pm