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Blue Anchor

Blue Anchor beach, Somerset

Blue Anchor beach lies adjacent to Dunster Beach near Minehead in West Somerset.

Depending on where you access the beach, its composition can range from sand to shingle to quite coarse pebbles. Northeast-facing the beach is backed by strikingly coloured cliffs and a great place to look for fossils, but please be aware of the very fast tides and strong currents.

Backed by a long promenade, access to the beach is relatively easy down just a few steps. In many places the beach is cut by wooden or rock groynes. These structures attempting to reduce erosion of the beach by longshore drift.

Facilities at Blue Anchor include toilets and disabled toilets. Roadside parking is available adjacent to the beach. Not a typical seaside destination, activities are really limited to angling, searching for fossils, beach games or simply strolling on the beach. Locals say that due to its aspect the sunsets at Blue Anchor are really something worth seeing.

Facilities

 Parking

 Flora and Fauna

 Toilets

 Interesting geology

 Easily accessible

OS Explorer Map OL9: Exmoor

OS Explorer Map OL9: Exmoor

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Dunster, Minehead, Exmoor and Wiveliscombe.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowDunster

arrowMinehead

arrowWatchet

arrowWiveliscombe

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowDunster

	arrowMinehead

	arrowWatchet

	arrowWithypool

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Blue Anchor, Minehead, Porlock and Dulverton.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Dunster

	arrowDunster Castle

	arrowDunster Museum and Doll Collection

Watchet

	arrowCleeve Abbey

	arrowBakelite Museum

Minehead

	arrowRegal Theatre

	arrowWest Somerset Rural Life Museum

Dulverton

	arrowWimbleball Lake

	arrowExmoor Pony Centre

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