Bossington Beach, Exmoor, Somerset

Part of the appeal of Bossington Beach has to be the drive there; 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 a half mile walk to the beach. Goodness, it’s peaceful! A big stretch of pebbly beach is backed by marshland that's rich in wildlife, and then the spectacular landscape of Exmoor National Park.

Right on the beach there’s a WWII pillbox, a reminder that life wasn't always so carefree round here. The views over Porlock Bay are breathtaking and on a clear day you can see as far as 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; pop in to Kitnors on your way back through the village and if the sun is shining have scones in the garden.

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