Minehead Beach (Somerset)

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  • Information

    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 promenade that has a selection of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.

    At the top end of the bay you have North Hill which has some great views across the Bristol Channel to Wales and along the coast to Exmoor.

    The beach is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers and it is best to launch at the west end of the beach. Conditions can vary but a great opportunity for flat water blasting.

    The beach is also the starting point for the South West Coast Path, which runs all the way to Poole in Dorset via both North and South Devon’s coasts and Cornwall.

    The beach has all the expected facilities of a large traditional seaside town.

    Minehead Beach has dog restrictions. Minehead beach, dogs are excluded from Minehead Harbour to the Golf Club Groyne from the 1st May until 30th September inclusive.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Minehead, 21 beaches in Somerset, or check our list of Somerset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • 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.
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  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

    Our weather forecast for Minehead in Somerset is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.



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