Watchet is a charming little coastal town in Somerset, overlooking the Bristol Channel. With an active Marina, excellent holiday accommodation, West Somerset Railway, an Old Port, quaint houses and shops,  it’s ideal place to stay for a holiday or getaway. For activities there are many walks in beautiful countryside and along the interesting coastline, including trails along Somerset’s scenic coast, or around the Old Mineral Line. Alternative you could just sit on the Esplanade with a cider or an ice cream – both locally made of course.

Watchet accommodation is also amongst the best in Somerset, all with their own unique charm, there are numerous guest houses, B&Bs, and camping and caravan sites to choose from. Try the fresh local produce and fish at one of Watchet’s fine restaurants, pubs or takeaways.

During the summer, Watchet Festival takes on The Down, a hill overlooking the town, with stunning coastal views. Complete with on-site camping,  3 stages, over 60 live acts, bringing a wide range of high calibre musical acts not normally found performing in West Somerset at an affordable entrance price.

The Contains Art gallery on the Marina is an eclectic setting for and art gallery and studios made from refurbished shipping containers. With regular exhibitions and events showcasing and celebrating local talent, it’s well worth checking out!

Tropiquaria is a unique zoo and animal sanctuary based in a 1933 BBC Broadcast Station. Snakes, lizards, spiders, plus exotic fish from the oceans of the world and creepy crawlies are there to see. Also there is a Shadow Puppet Theatre, making this destination a sparkling entertainment for all the family.

Useful Info

Main Attractions: Marina, Art Galleries , Zoo, Festival

Accommodation: Guest Houses, B&Bs, Camping, Caravans

Food: Restaurants, Cafes, Takeaways, Ice-Cream Parlours

Accessible Via: A39

Coast: North

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