Berrow beach is part of a six mile stretch of beach with sand dunes and firm sand. This is the second longest stretch of sand in Europe and features include Read more [...]
Find The Nearest Beach Somerset
Planning a trip to Somerset and looking for the nearest beaches. Somerset’s main coastal resorts include Minehead, Watchet, Burnham-on-Sea, Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead. The 11 km stretch of sand heading south from Weston-super-Mare to Burnham-on-Sea offers some good alternatives from the big Weston seaside resort. Note, the Bristol Channel has a large tidal range that can mean the sea is 1.5 km from the seafront exposing some big mud flats.
For a more remote and dramatic coastline, Somerset’s Exmoor stretch offers woodland and sea cliffs but is sparse for beaches. The two good entry points into this stretch are at Watchet and Porlock, with the cliffs by Watchet being the place to visit for fossil hunting.
Finding the right Somerset beach is easy – simply explore the links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search at the top of the page to plan your next Somerset beach visit.
Brean beach is part of a six mile length of beach great for families with sand dunes and firm sand. This is the second longest stretch of sand in Europe Read more [...]
East Quantoxhead beach is a sand and rock beach with interesting rock formations and fossils, backed by very unstable cliffs. You will need to park in the village of East Read more [...]
Uphill Slipway beach is in the village of Uphill at the south end of the long Weston-super-Mare beach. Popular beach for kitesurfing and windsurfing as you can park on the Read more [...]
Marine Lake is a small cove at the approach to Knightstone Island, offering a safe location for families with small children. The good thing here is that as the main tide Read more [...]
Porlock Bay beach is about a mile in length consisting of pebbles and is rare in this cliff dominated stretch of coast. Behind the shingle ridge you have an inland Read more [...]
Burnham-on-Sea main beach is a sandy beach which is good for families with good swimming and entertainment. Separate area for boats and jet skis to launch. Facilities include car parking, Read more [...]
Doniford beach is a large sand, mud and rock beach with rock pools, popular with fossil hunters. Car parking and holiday camps.
Portishead beach is located on the north Somerset coast within the Severn Estuary and is one of the closest beaches to Bristol at just 5 miles. The beach is an estuary Read more [...]
Blue Anchor beach is just under a mile long with a view of Minehead Bay. The beach is a mix of sand and shingle and is great for finding fossils. Read more [...]
Greenaleigh Sand beach is sandy beach with a pebble bank at high tide mark and backed by wooded hills. The beach is accessible only on foot and is 1½ miles Read more [...]
Watchet beach is a rocky beach that at low tide exposes sand and mud. The beach is located next to Watchet harbour and is popular with fossil hunters. Facilities include Read more [...]