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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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Exmoor Deer Walk

Kipscombe Farm, Countisbury, Devon
18th Oct 2018 4:30pm-6:00pm
Join Ranger Marcus for this special guided walk in search of the beautiful red d...
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Ralegh's Cross Long Walk

Ralegh's Cross Inn Car Park
20th Oct 2018 9:45am-3:45pm

Porlock Apple Press and Rural Crafts Festival

Porlock Visitor Centre
20th Oct 2018 10:00am-4:00pm

Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Combe Martin Museum
26th Oct 2018 1:00pm-3:00pm

North Hill Guided Walk

Marshalling Yard Car Park at the top of North Hill, Hill Rd, car park is found on right hand side immediately after caravan site on your right.
28th Oct 2018 10:30am-12:30pm

Lynmouth Beachside Bonfire Bonanza

Manor Green, Lynmouth
4th Nov 2018 5:00pm