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Minehead Strand

Minehead Strand beach, Somerset

Along with Weston-super-Mare, Minehead is one of Somerset's busiest holiday resorts. The town offers a wide range of amenities and is synonymous with the large Butlins holiday park.

Minehead Strand is a wide north facing sand beach that looks out across the Bristol Channel towards Wales.

Facilities nearby include shops, toilets, disabled toilets and amusement arcades. Pay and Display parking is available. The beach is popular for bathing, kite surfing and windsurfing and the holiday park offers further activities including the indoor 'Splash Waterworld' if the weather is poor. Butlins is open to day visitors from 9.30am to 6pm.

Minehead is the starting point for the 630 mile long South West Coast Path that wends its way around the coast of the South West to Poole in Dorset. The eyecatching bronze monument above the beach is based on a design by a local art student.



 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly


 Dogs on some parts of beach



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


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Minehead, Dunster, Exmoor and Wheddon Cross.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Minehead, Blue Anchor, Porlock and Dulverton.

Nearby Attractions


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


 arrowDunster Museum and Doll Collection

 arrowDunster Castle


 arrowRegal Theatre

 arrowWest Somerset Rural Life Museum


 arrowCleeve Abbey

 arrowBakelite Museum


 arrowExmoor Owl and Hawk Centre

 arrowPorlock (Dovery Manor) Museum

 arrowGreencombe Gardens




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