Dunster North West
A large northeast facing sandy beach, backed by shingle with frequent wooden groynes limiting the movement of sand away from the beach. It is about a mile and a half long with beach chalets running along the back of the beach. There is a small lake here called the Hawn with associated wildlife.
You can swim from the beach but please be aware of strong water currents and the possibility of getting cut off by the tide.
Facilities include food, toilets, disabled toilets and a shop. There is ample pay and display parking as well as Tennis, Mini Golf and Fishing. and there is a large picnic area available. There are also plenty of local coastal walks and a wildlife walk on the nearby camp site.
Dunster North West Beach includes the mouth of the River Avill. It rises on the eastern slopes of Dunkery Beacon and flows north through Timberscombe and Dunster flowing into the Bristol Channel.
Dogs are not allowed on certain areas.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
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:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: