Designated: April 1991
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.