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


Dunster Outback Guided Walk

National Park Centre Dunster
5th Apr 2023 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join a guided walk leader and explore the picturesque landscape around Dunster. ...
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Ashley Combe Landscape Restoration in Culbone Wood

Worthy Combe Toll Gate car park (£2 fee)
6th Oct 2023 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lynmouth Flood Walk

National Park Centre Lynmouth
10th Oct 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fungi Bio Blitz in the Lyn Valley with Patrick Watts-Mabbott

National Park Centre Lynmouth
14th Oct 2023 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dark Skies of Exmoor Stargazing break

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster,
20th Oct 2023 3:00 pm - 22nd Oct 2023 2:00 pm

Ralegh's Cross Short Walk

Ralegh's Cross Inn
6th Nov 2023 9:45 am - 1:45 pm