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The Beaches of Somerset - Blue Anchor West

OS Explorer Map OL9 ExmoorOS 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.

A north facing sand and shingle beach great for finding fossils. Please be aware of the very fast tides however. The water quality was recorded as a Basic Pass by the Marine Conservation Society for the three years 2008 to 2010. The beach is designated as European bathing water.

Local facilities include toilets and disabled toilets. Parking is available adjacent to the beach. Activities include searching for fossils.




Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna



Interesting geology

Interesting geology

Easily accessible

Easily accessible

Walking equipment and outdoor clothes

Outdoor Equipment and Clothing

Browse By Activity - Backpacking

Browse By Activity - Camping

Browse By Activity - Cycling

Browse By Activity - Holiday & Travel

Browse By Activity - Mountaineering

Browse By Activity - Rock Climbing

Browse By Activity - Running

Browse By Activity - Ski

Browse By Activity - Walking

Browse By Activity - Watersports

Browse By Brand - Berghaus

Browse By Brand - Icebreaker

Browse By Brand - Jack Wolfskin

Browse By Brand - Mountain Equipment

Browse By Brand - Rab

Browse By Brand - The North Face

Camping 2011 - Cooking

Charity Challenge - Clothing

Charity Challenge - Documents

Charity Challenge - First Aid

Charity Challenge - Footwear

Charity Challenge - Health

Charity Challenge - Hygiene

Charity Challenge - Other Essentials

Christmas Gifts - Gifts for Her

Christmas Gifts - Gifts for Him

Christmas Gifts - Gifts for Kids

Clothing & Footwear - Footwear

Equipment - Books & Maps

Equipment - Camping Gear

Equipment - Climbing Gear

Equipment - GPS & Navigation

Equipment - NEW Products

Equipment - Outdoor Accessories

Equipment - Rucksacks

Equipment - Sleeping

Equipment - Tents

Equipment - Toys & Gifts

Mens - Accessories

Mens - Base Layer

Mens - Fleece

Mens - Footwear

Mens - Jackets

Mens - Shirts & T-Shirts

Mens - Snow Sport

Mens - Trousers

New for Spring - New Brands

New for Spring - Top Brands


Rock Bottom Offers - Discount Equipment

Rock Bottom Offers - Discount Mens Clothing

Rock Bottom Offers - Discount The North Face

Rock Bottom Offers - Discount Womens Clothing

Rock Bottom Offers - New Offers

Summer with Cotswold Outdoor - Equipment

Summer with Cotswold Outdoor - Mens

Summer with Cotswold Outdoor - Womens

Walking 2011 - Breathable Baselayers

Walking 2011 - Fleeces

Walking 2011 - Offers

Walking 2011 - Rucksacks

Walking 2011 - Socks

Walking 2011 - Trousers

Walking 2011 - Walking Footwear

Walking 2011 - Waterproof Jackets & Trousers

Womens - Accessories

Womens - Base Layer

Womens - Fleece

Womens - Footwear

Womens - Jackets

Womens - Shirts & T-Shirts

Womens - Snow Sport

Womens - Trousers & Skirts

Womens - Womens Discount

The Good Beach Guide for the UK run by the Marine Conservation Society...Your guide to the best beaches and good water quality.

Nearby accommodation

Caravan and camping holidays

Caravans and Camping

Home Farm Certificated Site, Blue Anchor (1 km)

Minehead Camping And Caravanning Club Site, Minehead (7 km)

St Audries Bay Holiday Club, Minehead (9 km)

Cottage holidays


Watchet cottage, Watchet (4 km)

Minehead cottage, Minehead (5 km)

Watchet cottage, Watchet (1 km)

Watchet cottage, Watchet (8 km)

Minehead cottage, Minehead (6 km)

Dunster cottage, Dunster (7 km)

Watchet cottage, Watchet (5 km)

Minehead cottage, Minehead (7 km)

Dunster cottage, Dunster (3 km)

Watchet cottage, Watchet (5 km)

Minehead cottage, Minehead (5 km)

Minehead cottage, Minehead (5 km)

Watchet cottage, Watchet (2 km)

Dunster cottage, Dunster (3 km)

Minehead cottage, Minehead (6 km)

Grooms Lodge, Watchet (7 km)

Stable Cottage, Watchet (7 km)

The Cottage, Dunster (7 km)

Brookside Cottage, Dunster (3 km)

The Green, Watchet (9 km)

Kingston Cottage, Minehead (5 km)

Courtyard Cottage, Wheddon Cross (8 km)

Orchard Cottage, Watchet (6 km)

Roseville, Watchet (5 km)

The Linhay, Minehead (7 km)

Crown Cottage, Dunster (4 km)

Tacker Street Cottage, Dunster (4 km)

Willow Cottage, Watchet (3 km)

Yellow Rose Cottage, Dunster (2 km)

Glendee, Watchet (5 km)

Watchet Cottage, Watchet (5 km)

Linhay Cottages - The Retreat, Watchet (5 km)

Bank End Cottage, Dunster (4 km)

Chidgley Cottage, Watchet (8 km)

Riverdown, Dunster (2 km)

Linhay Cottages - The Linhay, Watchet (3 km)

Two Court Cottage, Minehead (6 km)

Elm, Dunster (2 km)

Middlecombe Holiday Apartment, Minehead (7 km)

Sergeant’s Cottage, Watchet (5 km)

Riverside Cottage, Watchet (5 km)

Carolina Cottage, Minehead (6 km)

Brookside Cottage, Dunster (6 km)

Riverside Cottage, Watchet (5 km)

Briddicott Farm Cottage, Dunster (2 km)

Thornby, Dunster (0 km)

Hill View, Watchet (6 km)

Harbour View, Watchet (5 km)

Pilgrim Corner, Minehead (5 km)

Daisy Cottage, Watchet (7 km)

Harbour Top, Watchet (5 km)

Dunkery View, Wheddon Cross (8 km)

Copse Cottage, Dunster (6 km)

Travellers Rest, Wheddon Cross (9 km)

Brook House, Dunster (6 km)

Bournstream Cottage, Watchet (4 km)

Honeysuckle Cottage, Watchet (5 km)

Periwinkle Cottage, Watchet (6 km)

Jubilee Terrace, Dunster (6 km)

Bridge Cottage, Watchet (5 km)

Riverside, Watchet (5 km)

Lavender Cottage, Watchet (6 km)

Thyme Cottage, Dunster (3 km)

Priory Gate, Dunster (3 km)

Foxglove Cottage, Watchet (6 km)

Well Cottage, Wheddon Cross (7 km)

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Butlins, Minehead (5 km)

Doniford Prestige 3 Saturday, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Deluxe 2, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Deluxe 2 Saturday, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Deluxe 3 Saturday, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Standard 3, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Prestige 3, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Standard 3 Saturday, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Superior 3, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Standard 2, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Standard 2 Saturday, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Deluxe 3, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Prestige 2, Watchet (7 km)

Doniford Prestige 2 Saturday, Watchet (7 km)

Local hotels

Local hotels

Spears Cross Hotel (3 km)

The Langbury (0 km)

Local attractions



Minehead Terminus (6 km)

Minehead Strand (5 km)

Dunster Southeast (2 km)

Watchet (5 km)

Watchet Doniford (6 km)

Somerset heritage

Somerset heritage

Dunster Castle (3 km)

Cleeve Abbey (4 km)

Local pub food

Pub Grub

The Bell Inn, Watchet (5 km)

Somerset Restaurants


The Smugglers Inn (1 km)

Royal Oak Inn, Luxborough (7 km)

Reeves Restaurant (3 km)