Blue Anchor beach, Minehead, Somerset
  • About Us

    Blue Anchor Beach Info

    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.

    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 2 beaches around Dunster, 21 beaches in Somerset, or check our list of Somerset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Blue Anchor Beach Bathing 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.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    Blue Anchor Beach 7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 8°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning and windy overnight.
     
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      8:04 am    4:48 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 24th
     Rain and dangerously windy until afternoon.
     
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       78%  94%   22 mph
      8:03 am    4:50 pm

    Thursday, Jan 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:02 am    4:52 pm
    Friday, Jan 26th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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      8:00 am    4:53 pm

    Saturday, Jan 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      7:59 am    4:55 pm
    Sunday, Jan 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       31%  87%   16 mph
      7:58 am    4:57 pm

    Monday, Jan 29th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       57%  69%   17 mph
      7:56 am    4:59 pm
    Tuesday, Jan 30th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       46%  48%   6 mph
      7:55 am    5:00 pm

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