Situated on the Exmoor Coast, and not far from the start of the South West Coast Path, Bossington Beach is for those looking for something a bit different. This expansive stretch of coastline is filled with rounded pebbles, and backed by a unique marshland ecosystem, teeming with rare birds and insects.
World War II pillboxes dotted along the beach and traces of lime kilns used for agriculture give a sense of history to Bossington that makes it stand apart. The beach is owned by the National Trust, as part of the Holnicote Estate. It is situated near the hamlet of Bossington, a quintessential rural English setting with thatched cottages and country lanes. The National Trust car park in Bossington is about a half a mile walk from the beach, and is the best place to venture out from.
The currents at Bossington Beach has whipped up the pebbles so they steadily get smaller and smaller as you approach to the sea. These currents also make it a dangerous place to swim, so it is not advised that you do so. It may not be the typical summer’s day destination, but charm of this beach is all in its beautiful setting, its history, and it’s character.
Lifeguard Service: No
Dogs: Dogs Allowed
Nearest Town: Minehead
Beach Type: Pebble
Facilities: Porlock Village Nearby
Suitable for Disabled?: No