Bossington Beach, Exmoor

Pootle along the quiet narrow lanes, and through the tiny hamlet of Bossington, past picture-postcard thatched cottages where old-fashioned flowers tumble over the garden walls; eventually you’ll come to a little car park and then it’s half mile walk to the beach. My word, it’s peaceful; a big stretch of pebbles, backed by marshland rich in wildlife, and a gorgeous backdrop of the Exmoor hills. Right on the beach there’s a WWII pillbox; on a clear day you can see Wales. Bossington and its beach are part of the Holnicote Estate, owned by the National Trust, and in true NT style, there are some very pretty tea shops nearby.

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