Minehead Business Improvement District (BID) is celebrating everything we love about this charming Edwardian seaside town - great events, attractions, accommodation, places to eat and drink, plus a wonderful collection of national and independent shops
The character of the coast changes completely around the mouth of the Parrett with the rocky cliffs and shingle giving way to sand flats that run all the way to the promontory that is Brean Down. Sand naturally attracts holiday makers especially those keen to wield a bucket and spade which is one of the reasons for the popularity of the resorts and parks here. The three Bs - Burnham, Berrow and Brean - are famed for their miles of sand, ideal for walking, running, riding, angling, kite-flying and picnickingThe stretch of sand between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Down is the second longest in Europe and includes eight beaches. It is clearly a draw for beach lovers as the campsites and parks that serve it together make up one of the largest concentrations of caravans on the continent! The parks offer a huge range of rides, amusements and eating places.
The Victorian love affair with the seaside turned what had been a small fishing village, Weston, into a thriving resort especially after the arrival of the railway. During the construction of the railway, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who was supervising it, lived in Weston. He has left his mark on a number of bridges and buildings in the County. Today, Weston-super-Mare is known for its visit from Banksy, Sand Sculptures, Air Festival and SeaQuarium. Weston has not one but two piers. Birnbeck sadly is closed now but the magnificent Grand Pier is deservedly one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions. ost famous for its recently-rebuilt Grand Pier, in Weston you’ll also find a sweeping Victorian promenade fronted by a beach with views across the Bristol Channel. Head into the town to enjoy boutique dining and a variety of live entertainment.
A picturesque hamlet in Selworthy Parish, on the National Trust's Holnicote Estate. Distinctve cottages with decorative chimney stacks and bread ovens bulging from the facades, line the single street. There are good walks along the Coast Path to Hurlestone Point and Porlock Marsh and superb views from Bossington Hill.
The maritime history of Watchet colours every part of the town while the wild beauty of its coastline is untouched with ancient ammonite fossils lying on the shore, just waiting to be found.