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
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: