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Watchet

Watchet beach, Somerset

Watchet is a harbour town fronted by a rocky foreshore, exposed for up to half a mile at low tide. The town has good access by road and is also a designated stop on the picturesque West Somerset Railway.

West Street Beach lies immediately west of the harbour. North-facing the beach consists of rock, pebbles and some grey sand overlying the rocky platform. At low water rock pools and an old bathing pool are uncovered to explore. The beach is accessed down a ramp from the B3191 road.

The cliffs have unusual rock formations with gypsum (alabaster) occurring as veins in the red Keuper marl of the Triassic Geological Period (about 200 mya).

All the usual facilities, including parking, are available in Watchet.

Activities include boating, boat trips, trips on the scenic West Somerset Railway and searching for fossils.

Facilities

 Parking

 Toilets

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Dogs permitted

 Easily accessible

 Interesting geology

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 Watchet, Dunster, Wiveliscombe and Minehead.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowWatchet

arrowDunster

arrowMinehead

arrowWiveliscombe

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowDunster

	arrowWatchet

	arrowMinehead

	arrowWiveliscombe

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, Bridgwater, Taunton and Minehead.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

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

Watchet

	arrowBakelite Museum

	arrowCleeve Abbey

Dunster

	arrowDunster Castle

	arrowDunster Museum and Doll Collection

Dulverton

	arrowWimbleball Lake

	arrowExmoor Pony Centre

Minehead

	arrowRegal Theatre

	arrowWest Somerset Rural Life Museum

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