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The Beaches of Somerset

Think of Somerset and you may not immediately think of sandy beaches and rocky coves. You may be surprised to learn that Somerset has 40 miles of coastline with over twenty beaches ranging from Porlock Weir in the west to Clevedon Bay in the east.

For the quintessential British seaside break with sandy beaches head to Brean, Burnham-on-Sea or Weston-super-Mare. Away from the crowds, explore the fossil rich Jurassic limestone at Blue Anchor beach, or the geographically important pebble ridge at Porlock Weir. Which beach has England's shortest pier? Where's the best place to swim or surf? Find out below.

Somerset Beaches

THE BEACHES OF SOMERSET. Use the controls to pan or zoom, and click on a yellow marker to view the beach details.

Porlock Weir
Minehead Terminus
Minehead Strand
Dunster Southeast
Blue Anchor West
Watchet Doniford
East Quantoxhead
Burnham-on-Sea Jetty
Burnham Yacht Club
Berrow South
Berrow North
Brean Farm
Uphill Slipway
W-S-M Sanatorium
W-S-M Grand Pier
W-S-M Marine Lake
W-S-M Sand Bay
Clevedon Beach
Clevedon Bay