Coastal walks in Somerset
There are plenty of peaceful places you can go along the Somerset coast to explore. Here are a some of coastal areas we suggest you go.
Bossington on the Holnicote Estate is part of the South West Coastal Path. From the little village, you can head along the coast towards Porlock and down to Bossington beach or head up towards Minehead. Along the way there is Hurlstone Point and Selworthy Beacon. One a clear day from here you can see across the Bristol Channel and into Wales.
For a more remote coastal walk try the rugged coast path from Selworthy Beacon to Minehead. It takes you a little closer to the cliff is a popular walk for the Holnicote rangers.
Further along the coast toward Weston-Super-Mare is Brean Down, a natural pier jutting out into the Bristol Channel. The are many walks on the Down including the English Coast Path walk. This links 58 miles of coastline from Brean Down to Minehead on the edge of Exmoor.
For a walk to the past you can head along the Down to Palmerston Fort. The fort was built to defend the country against a possible Napoleonic invasion.
Just north of Weston-Super-Mare is Sand Point a peaceful place for a walk by the coast. On walks here there is plenty opportunity to see our wildlife. In summer it's can see a Hummingbird hawk-moth feeding from the flowers of lady's bedstraw.