The Strand beach, Minehead, Somerset
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    Minehead Beach 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 3 beaches around Minehead, 21 beaches in Somerset, or check our list of Somerset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    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


    7-day Weather Forecast


    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures rising to 23°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       15%  73%   12 mph
      6:04 am    8:33 pm
    Saturday, Aug 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      6:06 am    8:31 pm

    Sunday, Aug 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy until afternoon.
     
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       17%  87%   15 mph
      6:08 am    8:29 pm
    Monday, Aug 20th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       5%  22%   9 mph
      6:09 am    8:27 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       34%  62%   7 mph
      6:11 am    8:25 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       32%  79%   7 mph
      6:12 am    8:23 pm

    Thursday, Aug 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       12%  85%   7 mph
      6:14 am    8:21 pm
    Friday, Aug 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       2%  71%   8 mph
      6:15 am    8:19 pm

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