The Somerset and Exmoor Coast Festival is a celebration of our unique and diverse coastline bringing together events that offer everything from running, walking and outdoor activities to art, music, and performance alongside the food, flavours and hospitality that make this coast of surprises so welcoming.
In 2024 the Somerset & Exmoor Coast Festival is growing with new events joining the line-up, and even more activities to choose from. Once again we’ll feature a selection of coastal walks and arts events and we will have some extra special celebrations that you won’t want to miss.
As Somerset’s coastal businesses start gearing up for this year’s festival we’ll be adding events that offer everything from music to cream teas, craft gin to glorious sunsets, and performances to Porlock Bay oysters – all in the truly beautiful surroundings of the Somerset and Exmoor coast.
2024 events are going live now
Meet at 9am each day
If you are a local accommodation provider, or a business thinking of organising an event or promotion during the Somerset and Exmoor Coast Festival, visit the Festival Partners page to find out how to get the most out of participating in the Festival
Highlights of the 2023 Festival …
This 80 mile stretch of coast boasts the Quantock Hills National Landscape, the first in the UK, and the Exmoor National Park, while from Brean to Blue Anchor these shores are protected as Areas of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Areas of Conservation and protected wetland sites.
To the north is one of the longest stretches of sandy beach in Europe, while at the heart of the Somerset coast, geological formations create natural pavements and stratified cliffs, while fossils appear embedded in the cliffs and loose on the shore.
Walking this diverse stretch of coastline is a journey through time and history alongside cutting edge climate change mitigation projects, hidden coves, historic port towns and the gentles slopes of Somerset’s coastal farmlands.
For your #SomersetExmoorCoast experience find the right walk in our Festival Walks section, search for one of the many events and promotions in What’s On and find your own Somerset bolt hole in our Where to stay guide, there’s everything from campsites, glamping and luxurious shepherd’s huts to quaint cottages, cosy B&Bs and historic hotels.
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