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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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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Combe Martin Museum EX34 0DH
27th Jul 2017 2:30pm-4:30pm
Visit our beach for a seashore rock pool ramble, sometimes followed by microscop...
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Big Butterfly Family Volunteering Day

Piles Mill
30th Jul 2017 10:00am-2:00pm

Seaside Safari

Lynmouth
31st Jul 2017 2:00pm-4:00pm

Family Deer and Nightjar twilight walk

Webebrs Post
3rd Aug 2017 6:30pm-9:00pm

Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Combe Martin Museum EX34 0DH
4th Aug 2017 10:00am-12:00pm

Discover Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Porlock Visitor Centre
7th Apr 2017 10:30am-12:30pm