Dunster Beach is a sand and pebble beach on the coast of Somerset, with views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales. The beach is backed by a holiday park and Minehead Golf Club Course, and stretches out east towards Blue Anchor, and west towards Minehead.
Popular amongst walkers, dog walkers, and families, this 5-mile stretch of sand and pebble is located on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. The line for the West Somerset Railway runs close by, and seeing the soft plumes of smoke streaming behind the old-fashioned locomotive trains on a summers day is quite the sight. Why transport yourselves back through time and travel through the beautiful Quantock Countryside by train during your visit?
“The Hawn” is an area of water behind the beach which used to be a medieval harbour when the channel was still navigable. In the present day it is a freshwater lake and provides a sanctuary for bird life.
There is no lifeguard service at Dunster Beach, but that doesn’t stop many beach goers from bathing in the sea during the summer months. Facilities can be found close to the beach, and there is often a kiosk open serving ice-creams and refreshments during the busier seasons.
Lifeguard Service: No
Dogs: Dogs are allowed except for one area of the beach
Nearest Town: Minehead
Beach Type: Sand & Pebble
Facilities: Cafe, Shop
Suitable for Disabled?: Yes