Doniford beach is a large sand, mud and rock beach with rock pools, popular with fossil hunters. Car parking and holiday camps.
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.
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 [...]
Brean Down beach is a superb stretch of beach with firm sand and views of Brean Down. At low tide a wide exposure of soft sand and mud is exposed Read more [...]
Dunster beach is a large private sand and shingle beach. Recognised as a nature reserve with woods, a large lake, lots of wild life and rare flowers. Access for day trippers 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 [...]
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 [...]
Not hard to figure out why this beach is called Lighthouse beach. The beach is made famous by the lighthouse on wooden stilts and you can walk out to the Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Sand Bay is a remote sand and shingle beach to the north of a Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset. The beach is backed by grass covered sand dunes and a road. Read more [...]
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 Read more [...]
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 [...]