Nearest Beaches 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.