Minehead Beach



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.

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.


Minehead Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Minehead, Somerset

Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, May 24
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, May 25
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, May 26
Expect a temp in the range 11.5℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (W)
Friday, May 27
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (W)
Saturday, May 28
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 11.9℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, May 29
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NW)

Minehead weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Minehead Beach tide times.

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