Exmoor Beaches | An Overview

Exmoor Beaches | An Overview

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Who likes to be beside the sea..?

There are some wonderful stretches of coast from Exmoor, with various beaches, coves, and gems to explore. Many are dog-friendly, often with walks extending into neighboring ancient woodlands. Walkers, photographers and bird watchers have plenty to keep them coming back to the Exmoor coast time and time again. Kids will love the rockpools and wildlife – hunt for shells, fossils or crabs, or perhaps some hidden treasure in a pirates cave…


Porlock Weir – beach & harbour

Porlock Weir – clinking sailboats, an island walkway, wizened breakwaters… Its easy to feel like you have stepped back in time so some magical, mystical place down at The Weir. Walk past the harbour to approach this shingle beach from the marsh, or cross the bridge to ‘Turkey Island’ and walk along the shingle ridge.

Cottages in Porlock Weir


Porlock – Bossington Bay

Lying at the foot of the hills on the Exmoor Coast, this vast expanse of pebble hugs the flat bowl of land that lies between Bossington Point and Porlock Weir. The huge rise and fall of the Bristol Channel tide make for varied and dramatic viewing.

Cottages in Porlock


Minehead beach

Minehead beach offers wide, sandy playground at the foot of North Hill. Great for building sandcastles or a good run around. Dogs permitted October – April. May and September dogs are restricted to the areas east of the golf course (towards Dunster) and west of the harbour (towards Porlock).

Cottages in Minehead


Blue Anchor beach

A few miles east of Dunster, the small hamlet of Blue Anchor flanks a large beach. Shingle and sand, the shallow gradient makes for a vast expanse of space at low tide. Parking here is easy, and there’s a great little cafe as well as toilets available. See more information on Blue Anchor beach.

Cottages near Blue Anchor


Kilve beach

A rocky beach with plenty of rock pools to explore at low tide. A fossil hunt is unlikely to leave you disappointed. A large grassy area behind the beach makes a great spot for a picnic. Dog friendly. See more on Kilve Beach.


Combe Martin beach

Combe Martin beach is mostly shingle and pebble, becoming sandy at the water’s edge. Dogs allowed October to April.


Lynmouth beach

About 500m wide, Lynmouth Beach is a dog-friendly, shingle beach flanked by high Exmoor cliffs

Cottages in and around Lynton and Lynmouth


Lee Abbey Beach

Beyond The Valley of the Rocks, Lee Abbey beach is a family-friendly spot. Rocks and sand (with more sand at low tide)




Heddons Mouth

Walk down the Heddon River to find this sheltered cove. A restored lime kiln overlooks the beach.


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