Minehead Beach

Visit Minehead Beach

One of Somersets popular beaches, Minehead beach is the pefect place for a family day our. The wide sandy beach and shallow water are perfect for building sandcastles and paddling in the sea.

Minehead is home to one of the three remaining Butlins Holiday Camps in the UK and the are plenty of sports and leisure activities here. It is the main attraction in town, with amusements for the entire family.

Minehead also has a wide variety of water sports, as well as as sailing and wind surfing.

Also a nature lovers destination, as it is the gateway to Exmoor National Park. There are lots of walks and stunning landscapes to explore. Minehead is the official starting point for the South West Coast Path. The full trail, which finishes in Poole, is 630 miles long. 

It is also home to Somerset’s oldest golf course – the Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club.

Dogs are restricted on the beach between the Harbour and the Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club from May through September

This beach is …

  • The start of the South West Coast path

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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