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.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Interesting geology
✔ Easily accessible
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.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: