The Somerset and Exmoor Coast Festival

21st to 29th September 2024

The Somerset and Exmoor Coast Festival is a celebration of our unique and diverse coastline bringing together walking, music, the arts, food and flavours, performance and a host of activities that showcase this coast of surprises.

At its heart is a Walking Festival that celebrates the entire coast of Somerset with walks exploring everything from the iron ore railway in the Brendon Hills to coastal castles, the wreck of the Nornen and the opportunity to listen to poems inspired by the Somerset coast, while you walk.

Alongside this activities for visitors include the Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios and the Disabled Ramblers Quantock Ramble week. You’ll find everything from music to cream teas, craft gin to glorious sunsets, and performances to Porlock Bay oysters – all in truly beautiful surroundings.

A rich mixture of landscape, geology, wildlife and history … often overlooked, but never to be underestimated, this path is a joy.

Julia Bradbury on the King Charles III England Coast Path in Somerset, The Outdoor Guide

Watch our video to find out why

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.

To be the first to hear what’s on where and when, sign up to our mailing list or follow us on social media and community networks.

Brean Down
Bridgwater Bay Nature Reserve
Blue Anchor Beach
Brean Down Fort-s
Watchet’s dog friendly beaches-cropped
Exmoor pony-cropped
Low Lighthouse at Burnham-on -Sea-cropped
Bridgwater Bay Nature Reserve at Stert Point-s
Blue Anchor Beach

If you are a local accommodation provider, or a business thinking of organising an event or promotion during the Somerset and Exmoor Coast Festival, please view the Get Involved page and get yourself added to the Festival line-up


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