Exmoor Weather and Tides
Links to weather forecasts and tide times for the Exmoor coast in North Devon and West Somerset
Inshore forecast from BBC (look for "Lands End to St. David's Head")
Met. Office Weathercall telephone numbers:-
Marine forecast telephone numbers:-
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