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Minehead - The Strand Beach

Minehead, Somerset

Minehead is one of Somerset's busiest holiday resorts with many amenities and a wide sand and shingle beach that faces North-to-North West and looks out across the Bristol Channel towards Wales. Sea defences have caused a lot of the sand here to be washed away.

Beach Type



Wheelchair accessible
Deckchair and Windbreaker hire
Toilets and local shops
Cafes and restaurants


Kiute surfing and windsurfing
Local amusement arcades

Nature and Wildlife

Minehead is the starting point for the south west coast path.

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dog restrictions apply.

Tourist Information

Minehead TIC 17 Friday Street Minehead TA24 5UB Tel. 01643 702624


Nearest town: Minehead
County: Somerset
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2062, -3.46314
Postcode: TA24 6GQ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Minehead, Somerset at Explore Britain.


Turn off at junction 24 of the M5 and follow the A39 to Minehead

Public Transport

Minehead has a station right next to the beach with steam trains running from Bishops lydeard


Pay and display parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Warren Road Upper, Minehead (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Station, Minehead (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
North Road, Minehead (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Alexandra Road, Minehead (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Summerland, Minehead (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Clanville, Minehead (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Quay West, Minehead (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
North Hill Moor Wood, Minehead (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Dunster Steep, Dunster (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Dunster Castle, Dunster (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Minehead