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Exmoor National Park beaches and coastal attractions
The Severn Sea Exmoor National Park Beaches Minehead Beach. An excellent large sandy beach which sweeps around Minehead Bay offering far reaching views over the Bristol Channel and along the Welsh coast. Minehead beach is accessed by a wide attractive promenande. Minehead Golf Club and Butlins Holiday Park are located at one end, the old historical part of Minehead at the other... home to fishermens cottages and Minehead harbour. Porlock has a shingle beach ideal for a picnic or walking the dog, but not sandy or suitable for young children to swim. If your up to a cliff decent and climb try Sillery Sands at Lynmouth. Lee Bay is adored by many, Combe Martin beach is quaint but small, Watermouth Cove is a favorite spot to watch boats come and go or enjoy a cliif walk. Ilfracombe has a good harbour, Hele Bay and Tunnel Beaches. Lee in Fuchisa Valley is tiny andt intresting, Morthoe has miles of scenic coastal walks around Mort Point.
Two of Britain's best beaches are within easy reach of Exmoor National Park. The superb north Devon holiday beaches of Woolacombe and Putsbrough offer you 4 miles of golden sand. They are about 1 hours easy drive on fairly quiet roads from Minehead. You have a choice of two scenic routes, one route is via Dunster, Wheddon Cross, Exford, Simonsbath, Blackmore Gate. The other route is possibly the most scenic coastal drive in southern Britain. This Somerset and North Devon coastal route passes through Porlock, County Gate, Countisbury, Lynmouth then meanders its way south past Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Parracombe and Berynarbour. This route offers you simply awe-inspiring far-reaching seascapes from the top of Porlock Hill and Countisbury Hill. And extensive inland moorland views down the Brendon Valley, over the Doone Valley and Brendon Common. As you drive down towards Lynmouth look over the glorious Watersmeet Estate or take a detour to the amazing Valley of Rocks. This area delights visitors who love walking amid amazing coastal scenery, Woody Bay is another delightful place.
Exmoor and west Somerset also has Dunster Beach which enjoys lovely views along the Somerset coast. Dunster Beach is privatly owned, kept very clean, has car parking and a little cafe. Dogs may be walked on one end of Dunster Beach. Dunster Beach also offers attractive beach side chalets to rent, many have direct access to the beach and sea views. Blue Anchor Beach attracts fishermen galore. Kilve Beach is ideal for fossil hunters.More beaches and coastal areas Porlock Shingle Ridge, Lee Bay, Combe Martin Beach, Ilfracombe Beach. A little further afield, but within easy driving distance are the 4 miles of golden sand on Woolacombe Beach and Putsbrough Beach. Perfect for families holidays. Just past Baggy Point on route to Barnstaple are the famous north Devon surfing beaches of Croyde and Saunton. Braunton Burrows is unique and world famous.