A walk along Somerset’s coast path will reveal many surprising secrets: from its largely undiscovered coastal contrasts to its historic, geological and environmental significance.
From the wooded sea cliffs of Exmoor at one end to the modern marina of Portishead at the other with the ancient port of Watchet in between, the Somerset coast encompasses Jurassic rocks, sand dunes, salt marsh, mudflats and piers.
Since the opening of a new Somerset stretch of the England Coast Path, it has been possible to walk its 58 miles – from Minehead to Brean Down – along a well-marked route with plenty to delight and discover on the way.
Somerset also has one of the longest Rights of Way networks in the Country, so as well as the fabulous new trail along the coast path, it is also possible to find numerous walks leading off to quaint villages, wildlife reserves and other attractions to suit all abilities – from the most casual day tripper to the experienced trail walker.
Among the many other highlights are a medieval castle, fort, local oysters, art galleries, a waterfall, docks, lighthouses, fossils, wildfowl and, of course, gorgeous cream teas…
So get out there and explore Somerset’s coast path – it’s a secret that’s worth sharing.