Towering cliffs overlook the Bristol Channel, where the moors meet the sea.
England's highest coastline - with its unique rounded 'hogs-back' cliffs (at their grandest near Combe Martin) make this a landscape of distinctive splendour.
Steep wooded 'combes' cut down to the shore, and where oak woods have grown down the cliffs, woodland and seashore life share a rare coexistence on the pebble beaches.
The Heritage Coast is part of, and managed within, the Exmoor National Park.
Exmoor Heritage Coast was designated in April 1991. It is managed by Natural England.