Minehead - Visit Somerset

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Minehead - Visit Somerset


Things to do in Minehead

Minehead beach is perfect for family seaside fun and the promenade - brimming with seaside cafés, bars and shops - offers spectacular views across to North Hill. For waterparks, traditional fairgrounds and nostalgic holiday activities, Butlins Minehead is the place to be, making memories since 1962. Just a short stroll from the seafront you’ll find Blenheim Gardens, Minehead’s largest park and The Avenue, the main shopping street, offering a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.

For a quieter affair, follow the promenade to the historic harbour It originated as a small port in the late 1300’s, and now hosts summer pleasure boat cruises on the paddle steamer Waverley and motor vessel Balmoral. For those seeking an adventure, Minehead also offers a range of sporting facilities including sailing, wind surfing and golf.

Wind your way through the old town’s narrow paths past ‘chocolate box’ thatched cottages to St Michael’s Church and steps, built in the 14th or 15th Century, to admire panoramic views across the town and bay. If you’re a keen walker, Minehead is ideally situated to explore Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. The nation's longest long-distance countryside walking trail, the South West Coast Path, starts here and is the perfect way to observe wildlife and admire the ever-changing dramatic landscapes.

Don’t miss a trip on the Minehead’s West Somerset Railway which originally opened in 1874 and is now England’s longest heritage line. Experience the beautifully-restored railway engines and carriages on the 20-mile route which takes you through stunning Somerset countryside and coastlines.

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The only beach in this area that has a restriction on dogs is the main Minehead beach
from 1st May to 30th September each year. No other beach in the West Somerset area has any such restriction.

Road Directions

How to get to Minehead

By car: Exit the M5 at Junction 24 (Bridgewater) or Junction 25 (Taunton) then follow signs along the A39 to Minehead. 

By train and bus: Catch the train to Taunton station, then use connecting bus services to reach Minehead.

By air: Bristol Airport is around 50 miles from Minehead. Catch the airport bus to Bristol Temple Meads station and take the train to Taunton, then take the bus to Minehead. Coach services also run from the airport to the Bridgwater/Taunton area, where further bus services connect you to Minehead via Taunton terminals.


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