Doniford beach is a large sand, mud and rock beach with rock pools, popular with fossil hunters. Car parking and holiday camps.
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.
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Clevedon Bay beach is a sand, pebble and rocky beach to the side of Clevedon pier. Facilities include parking, promenade, pier, shops, cafe, pubs.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Kilve beach is in West Somerset, within the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is on the West Somerset Coast Path. The beach itself is a sand/rock mix 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 [...]