Exmoor Weather and Tides

Links to weather forecasts and tide times for the Exmoor coast in North Devon and West Somerset


Weather Forecast: 5 day Met. Office weather forecast for South West England

Weather Forecast : 5 day forecast from the BBC

Precision Weather Planner from Yachting & Boating World

Inshore forecast from BBC (look for "Lands End to St. David's Head")

Met. Office Weathercall  telephone numbers:-
Somerset: 0891-505305
Devon: 0891-505304
Marine forecast telephone numbers:-
Somerset: 0891-505359
Devon: 0891-505358


Tides along the Exmoor Coast in the Bristol Channel are some of the fiercest in the world with heights of 15m common and great care is required by visiting yachtsmen.  Bathers should also heed any warnings given at the various beaches along the coast. Some beaches are almost fully covered by high spring tides.

Tide tables  from the BBC. (the nearest on their menu is probably Ilfracombe).

Times and heights are also published weekly in the West Somerset Free Press and the North Devon Journal



Surfing is very popular on the beaches just west of Exmoor - at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands.  
Please pay attention to the beach Life Guards if present.
There are links to local surfing websites and surfcams in the section under "Beaches" on our Outdoor Activities page