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


Trentishoe Down & the S W Coast Path

Car park at fork of road down to Trentishoe church
25th May 2019 11:00am-2:30pm
Starting on Trentishoe Down, the walk visits the delightful small church at Tren...
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North Hill Guided Walk (Selworthy Beacon end of North Hill)

Follow signs out of Minehead to North Hill, ascend North Hill along Hill Rd, follow road until you get to a dead end, this is the car park and meeting point of your walk. Alan, walk leader will meet you here.
26th May 2019 10:30am-1:30pm

Porlock Duck Race

Sparkhayes Campsite, Sparkhayes Lane, Porlock
26th May 2019 2:00pm-6:00pm

Seaside Safari

Lynmouth National Park Centre
30th May 2019 11:00am-1:00pm

Lynmouth Boat Trip

Lynmouth Harbour
30th May 2019 2:15pm-3:45pm

Lynmouth Boat Trip

Lynmouth Harbour
30th May 2019 3:45pm-5:15pm