The popular seaside resort of Minehead lies on the south bank of the Bristol Channel, just 21 miles from Taunton. Brilliant for families looking for a traditional seaside holiday, it has a traditional promenade and a flat sandy beach, perfect for children. It is also known to be the northern gateway to Exmoor and is a wonderful place to base yourself if you are looking for a holiday of walking, cycling or riding.
Why visit Minehead?
The starting point of the South West Coast Path, Minehead is also on the doorstep of the beautiful Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, both brilliant walking country with spectacular views out to sea. It is a traditional seaside resort, and is a hive of activity, especially in the summer.
Things to do in Minehead:
There are plenty of fun things to do in Minehead, from day trips on steam trains, fishing and sailing, to windsurfing and boat cruises. There are also lots of seaside shops and restaurants. A short drive away is Dunster Castle and there are, of course, Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills to discover.
Why stay in a Minehead cottage?
Our wonderful collection of cottages in Minehead are the perfect retreat after a long day at the beach or exploring the spectacular countryside nearby. Come back and relax in a cosy cottage or a larger property with a swimming pool, ready for the next day’s adventures.
Three must-see things in Minehead:
- Spend lazy days on the sandy flat beach, perfect for sandcastles and beach games.
- Pop down to the harbour and visit the RNLI station and shop and take a pleasure boat cruise.
- A short walk from the seafront is Blenheim Gardens, Minehead’s largest park.