Best Exmoor Beaches, Minehead, Exmoor National Park

Best Exmoor Beaches, Minehead, Exmoor National Park

Moving east to west, beaches in and around Exmoor National Park that we'd recommend visiting include:

 

Minehead to Porlock Weir

Dunster Beach. Sand and stone. Massive low tide beach with plenty of parking. Big views across Blue Anchor Bay.

Minehead Beach. The most popular family beach in this part of the Westcountry. Huge expanse of sand at low tide.

Bossington Beach. Rock and pebble. Bossington Beach is the east section of the famous pebble ridge (or shingle ridge) at Porlock Bay. Park at Bossington and follow the path to the coast. Alternatively, walk in from Porlock. Consult the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL9 Exmoor map for detail.

Porlock Beach. Rock and pebble. Porlock Beach is the west section of the famous pebble ridge (or shingle ridge) at Porlock Bay. Park at Porlock Weir and wander across. Alternatively, walk in from Porlock. Again, consult the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL9 Exmoor map for detail.

 

Porlock Weir to Lynmouth

Lynmouth Beaches. Rock and small areas of coarse sand.

 

Lynmouth to Heddon's Mouth

Lee Bay. There's a car parking area above the beach. Note that the famous The Valley of Rocks is just east of Lee Bay.

Woody Bay. Wander down from the car parking areas in the woods/countryside above Woody Bay.

Heddon's Mouth Beach. Rock and pebble. Head down to Heddon's Mouth Beach from The Hunters Inn.

 

Heddon's Mouth to Combe Martin and beyond

Wild Pear Beach. Just east of Combe Martin.

Combe Martin Beach. Coarse sand, stone and rock.

Broadsands Beach (also referred to as Broad Strand Beach). Coarse sand and stone. Amazing place. Access is by very steep steps.

Watermouth Cove. One of the prettiest and most photographed beaches/coastline in North Devon.