All Places in Somerset
- Minehead beach is also known as The Strand beach. The beach is a curving sandy beach, although becomes more pebbly as you approach the harbour. The beach has a large promenade that has a selection of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. At the top end of the bay you have North Hill which has some great views across the Bristol Channel to Wales and along the coast to Exmoor. The beach is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers and it is best to launch at the west end of the beach. Conditions can vary but a great opportunity for flat water blasting. The beach is also the starting point for the South West Coast Path, which runs all the way to Poole in Dorset via both North and South Devon’s coasts and Cornwall. The beach has all the expected facilities of a large traditional seaside town.
- Blacknore Point lighthouse was built by Trinity House to assist shipping moving into and out to the docks at Avonmouth. Blacknore Point Lighthouse was built by Trinity House to assist shipping moving into and out to the docks at Avonmouth on the river Severn north-west of Bristol. The Lighthouse was built in 1894 and converted to automatic electric operation in 1941.