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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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 8℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Feb 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (WSW)

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.

Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 02:48 (Height 8.27m)
   Low Tide at 08:42 (Height 4.25m)
   High Tide at 15:27 (Height 8.46m)
   Low Tide at 21:18 (Height 3.91m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 03:53 (Height 8.67m)
   Low Tide at 09:58 (Height 3.70m)
   High Tide at 16:26 (Height 8.93m)
   Low Tide at 22:18 (Height 3.25m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 04:47 (Height 9.30m)
   Low Tide at 10:47 (Height 2.99m)
   High Tide at 17:15 (Height 9.49m)
   Low Tide at 23:04 (Height 2.58m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 05:34 (Height 9.91m)
   Low Tide at 11:30 (Height 2.44m)
   High Tide at 18:00 (Height 9.98m)
   Low Tide at 23:46 (Height 2.12m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 06:15 (Height 10.35m)
   Low Tide at 12:10 (Height 2.13m)
   High Tide at 18:39 (Height 10.28m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:25 (Height 1.90m)
   High Tide at 06:52 (Height 10.57m)
   Low Tide at 12:48 (Height 2.03m)
   High Tide at 19:16 (Height 10.41m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:02 (Height 1.88m)
   High Tide at 07:29 (Height 10.62m)
   Low Tide at 13:25 (Height 2.09m)
   High Tide at 19:52 (Height 10.41m)

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