Kilve Beach is an more interesting alternative destination than your typical beach getaway. Situated about halfway between Bridgewater and Minehead, Kilve Beach looks out over the Bristol Channel, and southern Wales.
The shoreline is mostly rocky with plenty of rockpools to explore for sea creatures towards low tide. The geology of the rocks is quite unusual, the cliffs here are formed from oil-rich shale and layers of yellow, brown blue lias. There are lots of fossils to find, so walkers and fossil hunters will have a lot of fun, however removing fossils from the bedrock is not permitted.
One of Kilve beaches greatest features is a large grassy area behind the beach that is ideal for picnics. There is a delightful tea room along the short walk from the car park to the beach, so why not stop for a cream tea and enjoy the beautiful landscapes!
Popular among walkers, dog walkers, and fossil/geology enthusiasts, Kilve Beach is something a little different. There is no lifeguard service, but you wouldn’t be coming to Kilve Beach to swim. There is no disabled access.
Lifeguard Service: No
Dogs: Dogs Allowed
Nearest Town: Watchet
Beach Type: Rock and Pebble
Facilities: Picnic Area, Tea Room, Toilets
Suitable for Disabled?: No