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, dogs are excluded from Minehead Harbour to the Golf Club Groyne from the 1st May until 30th September inclusive.
- 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 14.8℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 15.3℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 15.6℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SSE)
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 17.5℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (S)
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (SW)
Minehead weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Minehead Beach tide times.
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