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Things to Do around Exmoor

All year Exmoor, Coast and Quantock Hills

Great Days Out!

Winners of our 'Coast Magazine' Exmoor Holiday had a wonderful time with many unique experiences. Read about what they did here. Get ideas for your own holiday adventures by looking at our Rural Experiences videos.


Go to the Activities page for a list of providers who will help you enjoy Exmoor outdoors. If you’re wanting to do something more active on Exmoor, our stunning natural environment is superb for walking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, golf and horse riding. See the Simple Pleasures page for lots of ideas.

Water-based sports include a range of activities such as canoeing at Wimbleball Lake and on local rivers.  The coast is great for experienced kayakers while the cliffs pose a challenge for climbers.


Want something to do? We have a year-round action-packed events’ diary with everything from the Exmoor Walking Festival, ancient and quirky village revelries to an air show at the Minehead Summer Festival. Literary lovers adore the Porlock Arts Festival.

Fun on the beach

Exmoor has a wide variety of exciting beaches, from the wide sandy beach at Minehead, to the fossil beach at Kilve, to the rocky beaches such as Heddons Mouth and rockpool beaches like Combe Martin's beach. To find out more about the beaches go to the Beaches page.

Eating out

From delightful country pubs to charming cafes selling delicious cream teas to the best cuisine using local produce, there is something for all tastes. See the Food and Drink page for more information. Or you might like to enjoy your own picnic at one of the various picnic spots we have picked out on the Picnic Spots page.


Go to the Attractions page to discover a host of attractions so however you wish to enjoy your Exmoor holiday, you won’t be disappointed!

Theatres and Cinemas

There is a selection of theatres and cinemas in and around Exmoor. These make an ideal break should the weather be rather inclement. For full details of contacts go to the Theatres and Cinemas page.