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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Middle Hope beach is a small remote sandy beach to the East of Sand Point. No facilities, access is on foot from either Sand Point car park (has toilets) or 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 [...]
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 [...]
Weston-Super-Mare beach is long and sandy beach that has a very large tidal range of nearly 15 metres, the second highest rise and fall of tide in the world, which Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]