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Place Category: Beaches
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.
Dogs are excluded from Minehead Harbour to the Golf Club Groyne from the 1st May until 30th September inclusive
Minehead Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 19°C on Sunday.Light rain in the morning.Today's Forecast
11->1643% 59% 8 mph
6:59 am 7:16 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Sep 22nd
10->179% 48% 13 mph
7:01 am 7:14 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Sep 23rd
14->1812% 58% 14 mph
7:02 am 7:12 pmLight rain in the evening and overnight.Sunday, Sep 24th
15->1924% 89% 11 mph
7:04 am 7:09 pmLight rain until evening.Monday, Sep 25th
15->1833% 100% 4 mph
7:06 am 7:07 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, Sep 26th
14->199% 65% 1 mph
7:07 am 7:05 pmLight rain until evening.Wednesday, Sep 27th
14->1827% 100% 11 mph
7:09 am 7:02 pmRain until evening.Thursday, Sep 28th
15->1743% 97% 11 mph
7:10 am 7:00 pm
Minehead Beach Tide Times
Minehead Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area