A delightful village of picturesque thatched cottages.

Selworthy lies 3 and a half miles west of Minehead just of the A39 between Minehead and Porlock  which includes the hamlets of Allerford, Bossington and Tivington.

This delightful village of picturesque thatched cottages and its historic All Saints white church perched on the side of the hill with sweeping views over the vale of Porlock to the moors beyond is unique, and is part of the National Trusts Holnicote Estate of over 12,000 acres of Exmoor coast and countryside.

There are several footpaths from the village up to Selworthy Beacon where n stock and Exmoor ponies graze and the views are even more extensive over the sea to Wales in one direction and Dunkery Beacon and the heather moors in the other with Minehead  hidden on the east side.

Top Highlights

  • Historic church with glorious views
  • Charming Thatched cottages 
  • Periwinkle tea rooms
  • Wonderful walking and wildlife
  • Small National Trust shop
  • Selworthy Beacon

Local Events

  • All Saints Church Flower Festival  August Bank Holiday W/e
  • Extreme mountain bike event
  • Exmoor Walking Festival at beginning May 
  • Easter egg hunt on village green

Tourist Information

Tourist information is found within the National Trust shop when it is open March to Nov.

Or can be obtained from Porlock Visitors Centre, West End Cottage, Porlock , Minehead, TA24 8QD    Tel; 01643 863150

Other information

  • OS grid ref SS 917 468     
  • Access to South West coastal path    
  • There are many trails through this area and also maps available online

Towns and Villages

Discover the towns and villages in and around Exmoor.

Find more Towns and Villages