Blue Anchor Beach

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.

This stretch of coast between Blue Anchor and Lilstock is a 742.8 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). If you want a walk there is a sand/gravel path to Dunster and Minehead at the top of the beach.

At high tide the promenade is a popular place with sea anglers.

The beach is backed by a promenade and you have parking and toilets.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Blue Anchor Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Blue Anchor Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 21 beaches in Somerset, or check our list of Somerset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Place Category: Beaches

Blue Anchor Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Mar 28rain
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Mar 29lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Mar 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Mar 31rain
Expect a temp in the range 9.5℃ to 11℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Apr 01lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Apr 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (W)

Dunster weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Blue Anchor Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Blue Anchor Beach is at Watchet 4.59 km (2.85 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 27 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:13 (Height 2.07m)
   High Tide at 09:48 (Height 10.02m)
   Low Tide at 15:27 (Height 2.34m)
   High Tide at 21:56 (Height 9.68m)
Tue 28 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:39 (Height 2.65m)
   High Tide at 10:18 (Height 9.09m)
   Low Tide at 15:59 (Height 3.01m)
   High Tide at 22:28 (Height 8.82m)
Wed 29 Mar
   Low Tide at 04:17 (Height 3.40m)
   High Tide at 10:57 (Height 8.14m)
   Low Tide at 16:44 (Height 3.86m)
   High Tide at 23:13 (Height 7.94m)
Thu 30 Mar
   Low Tide at 05:17 (Height 4.30m)
   High Tide at 12:10 (Height 7.32m)
   Low Tide at 18:08 (Height 4.69m)
Fri 31 Mar
   High Tide at 01:11 (Height 7.33m)
   Low Tide at 07:17 (Height 4.86m)
   High Tide at 14:27 (Height 7.35m)
   Low Tide at 20:03 (Height 4.76m)
Sat 01 Apr
   High Tide at 02:56 (Height 7.81m)
   Low Tide at 08:58 (Height 4.35m)
   High Tide at 15:35 (Height 8.12m)
   Low Tide at 21:31 (Height 3.87m)
Sun 02 Apr
   High Tide at 03:56 (Height 8.68m)
   Low Tide at 10:05 (Height 3.28m)
   High Tide at 16:26 (Height 9.04m)
   Low Tide at 22:22 (Height 2.85m)

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