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


Exmoor's Historic Building Festival

Park wide
16th Sep 2019 - 22nd Sep 2019
A series of events looking at the historic buildings across Exmoor. Throughout t...
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Natural History Walk

Exmoor Natural History Centre, Porlock Weir Car Park.
16th May 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway talk

National Parks Centre, The Esplanade, Lynmouth
19th Sep 2019 2:30pm-4:00pm

Beautiful Bossington Guided Walk

National Trust car park in Bossington
20th Sep 2019 10:30am-12:30pm

North Hill on the Radar

21st Sep 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Hollerday Hill and Valley of Rocks Guided Walk

Lynton Town Hall
24th Sep 2019 2:00pm