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THE SOMERSET HANDBOOK

Our handbook is full of great ideas on things to see and places to go

The Somerset beach guide

Somerset boasts a diverse coastline which encompasses dramatic cliffs on the moors, traditional seaside resorts, picturesque harbours and quieter bays. From Clevedon in the North to Porlock Weir in the West, there’s a whole wealth of fantastic beaches to discover. If you’re looking for a holiday beside the Somerset coast, then read our handy guide to help you decide where will suit your needs best.

Dog-friendly beaches in Somerset

So you've found your perfect dog-friendly holiday in Somerset. But most likely your beloved pet will need somewhere to let loose, run, jump, sniff and swim. With that in mind, here's our list of the best dog-friendly beaches in Somerset

Interactive map of Somerset

The north of Somerset is where you’ll find the most populated towns and cities along with the majority of beaches that are in the county. Bristol is the largest city in the county and is home to a host of historical buildings and fun days out with great access to the city via the M5. Clifton is part of the city and is home to Bristol Zoo.

These are the best beaches in Somerset

Somerset is commonly known for luscious rolling pastureland and stunning natural landmarks such as Cheddar Gorge yet it has a stretch of beautiful beaches that are sometimes overlooked next to its Devon and Cornish neighbours.  Beaches in Somerset offer picturesque golden sands and miles of captivating scenery, perfect for the whole family to enjoy and explore.

Top five romantic places in Somerset

The county of Somerset is full of romantic destinations, days out, and unique opportunities to spend some time together on a fantastic Valentine's break. Covering two cities and numerous areas of incredible beauty, there's so much to do in the area with your loved on. We've collected a selection of our favourite romantic Somerset locations with the aim of inspiring you to make Valentine's Day extra special.

Places to propose in Somerset

Somerset is filled with stunning places to propose whether you are looking for a picturesque setting, romantic dining experience or a secluded spot to get down on one knee, the region has an abundance of options. Treating your loved one to a break in the region gives you a plentiful selection of beautiful places to propose - and we’ve picked our top spots to share your special memories.

Things to do in Somerset

Somerset is a county which boasts a wealth of activities, attractions and simply stunning landscapes. Regardless of your age or interests, you can be sure to find things to do in Somerset that will entertain both you and your party during a stay here. With countryside in abundance, a stretch of beautiful coastline and a fascinating heritage, there’s plenty to discover during a holiday in Somerset.
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