Minehead beach is a sandy beach in the seaside resort town of Minehead, Somerset. However this beach is somewhat man-made! In 1990 a violent storm washed away much of the sand and shingle, and prompted a multi-million pound project to build a new sea wall, and bring in new sand.
The town of Minehead is well known for hosting the bustling Butlins resort, and that along with an amusement arcade, numerous beach shops, food takeaway outlets, and cafe, makes Minehead Beach well stocked to handle your beach day needs. Deck chair hire is available, with car parking and toilets right next to the sand. There are ramps for disabled access.
Minehead marks the beginning of the South West Coast Path, and also is the terminus station for the famous West Somerset Railway. All in all, there is lots of activities for both old and young at Minehead Beach, and those looking for a traditional seaside day out will not be disappointed. Swimming is not advised due to the lack of Lifeguard service, however it’s lots of fun to paddle and enjoy the views!
Lifeguard Service: No
Dogs: Dogs Not Allowed on Main Beach
Nearest Town: Minehead
Beach Type: Sandy
Facilities: Cafe, Restaurant, Toilets, Amusement Arcade, Deck Chair Hire
Suitable for Disabled?: Yes