Best Exmoor Views, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park

Best Exmoor Views, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park

National Parks have some of the most beautiful views and locations in the UK. Exmoor has a remarkable concentration of beauty spots. We begin with The Valley of Rocks as it's arguably one of the most dramatic views in South West England.

We've positioned The Valley of Rocks on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. There's a large car park. The South West Coast Path runs along the cliffs. Other paths take you up onto the rocky outcrops. Unmissable.


Other beauty spots and views we'd recommend visiting and experiencing in Exmoor National Park include:


Views from the South West Coast Path

Porlock Bay from the flank of Bossington Hill. Bossington Hill rises east of Porlock Bay. Follow the South West Coast Path from the pretty village Bossington to the flank of the hill. (There are many other paths from Bossington and Allerford. Refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL9 'Exmoor' map for detail.)

Porlock Bay from Porlock Common. The A39 road climbs very steeply from Porlock west to Porlock Common. This provides another super view of the bay from the opposite side.

Lynton down to Lynmouth and across to Foreland Point. Enjoy a classic Exmoor view from the top of the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway.

Foreland Point back to Lynmouth and Lynton. We'd also recommend following the South West Coast Path out to Foreland Point for views back to Lynton and Lynmouth. There's a car parking area just off the A39 near Foreland Point.

Views from the coastal path between Woody Bay and Heddon's Mouth back to The Valley of Rocks and Foreland Point. The cliffs west of Woody Bay are huge. On a clear day, the views from this section of the South West Coast Path are intoxicating. There's a car parking area behind Woody Bay. Walk the South West Coast Path west to Heddon's Mouth and then return on the upper path via The Beacon Roman Fortlet. Refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL9 'Exmoor' map for detail.

Heddon's Mouth. Heddon's Mouth, Heddon's Mouth Beach and Heddon's Mouth Cleave (valley) are stunning. Note that the superb Hunter's Inn is at the south end of Heddon's Mouth Cleave.

Views from coastal path just west of Heddon's Mouth. The South West Coast Path climbs up the side of Heddon's Mouth Cleave to Peter Rock. Amazing views of Heddon's Mouth and then the Exmoor and North Devon coastline as you continue west of the path.

The cairn at Great Hangman. Great Hangman is on the west side of Exmoor National Park near Combe Martin. It sits on top of high cliffs. The views from up there are sensational.

[Beyond the western border of Exmoor National Park, the views to Broad Strand Beach (part of National Trust's Golden Cove) and Watermouth Cove are sensational.]


Views from the moors

Dunkery Beacon. The highest point on Exmoor provides immense views. If you're there in late August/early September you'll get heather too.

Viewpoints from parking areas on Dunkery Hill just north east of Dunkery Beacon. A moorland road climbs over Dunkery Hill near Dunkery Beacon. There are plenty of parking spots along this road providing magnificent views of high moor, rolling countryside and coast.

County Gate Car Park above Malmsmead south to Cloud Farm and Doone Valley/Doone Country.


Views in and around valleys

Watersmeet. National Trust property in a deep, wooded valley. Gorgeous views.

Tarr Steps. Another classic Exmoor view of the Westcountry's most famous clapper bridge. 

Heddon's Mouth Cleave. Valley leading from Hunter's Inn to Heddon's Mouth Beach.


Seasonal views

In late August/early September, view the heather from Dunkery Beacon west to Great Rowbarrow.


Boat trips views

Views of Exmoor's cliffs from the sea. Take a trip along the coast from Lynmouth or Ilfracombe.


Last, look up

Exmoor is an International Dark Sky Reserve. It was the first place in the UK, and Europe, to be given this status. Look up!