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Minehead & Exmoor


Minehead is a traditional seaside resort, providing fun for all the family. The wide sandy beach is five minutes walk from Tregonwell House and is easily accessible from the promenade, which runs along the whole sweep of the bay, from Minehead Golf Course to the pretty harbour.

The promenade is lit up at night with a ‘string of pearls’ effect, and forms part of the new sea defences which are a major improvement to Minehead seafront. There are plenty of things to do in the town, regardless of the weather, although Minehead has a very mild, sunny climate.

You can get day tickets to the Butlins Holiday Camp, take a trip on the West Somerset Steam Railway, see a show at The Regal Theatre, or have a go at putting on the green in Blenheim Gardens, which are famous for their floral displays. There are trips around the bay from the picturesque harbour, or you can book a day’s sea fishing. You can also fish from the promenade when the tide is in.

The Local Area

There are many attractions just a short drive away from Minehead, including the medieval village of Dunster with Dunster Castle and its ancient Yarn Market.

The pretty villages of Selworthy and Bossington, which are owned by the National Trust, are well worth a visit, as is Horner, where you can enjoy a cream tea by the river.


The Exmoor National Park is renowned for its stunning scenery, from wide open heather clad moorland to wooded valleys and picturesque villages.

The coastline from Minehead to the North Devon resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth is spectacular. The South West Coast Path starts in Minehead and runs all around the coast to Dorset.