The colourful ancient harbour town of Watchet sits quietly on the West Somerset coast. Its busy marina and Esplanade are a focal point of the town with its Old Port and quaint little shops giving it an air of tranquillity, as well as some interesting museums. Just 10 miles from the popular seaside resort of Minehead, it is also on the doorstep of the Quantock Hills AONB as well as a short drive from Exmoor National Park.
Why visit Watchet?
This delightful little town with its marina and colourful shops is only ten miles away from the popular seaside resort of Minehead, with its sandy beach and traditional attractions. It is also only minutes from the South West Coast Path as well as the Quantock Hills.
Things to do in Watchet:
There are many things to do in Watchet, including The Mineral Line, the steam railway and various museums, as well as various opportunities for sports such as tennis and sailing. The beach is an excellent place for fossil hunting and there is lots of walking nearby. See the statue of the Ancient Mariner on the dock with his albatross.
Why stay in a Watchet cottage?
Our wonderful collection of cottages in Watchet are a wonderful place to relax after a day at the beach or exploring the local walking trails. Come back and relax in a cosy cottage or a larger property with sea views and plan the rest of your holiday from the comfort of your own cottage.
Three must-see things in Watchet:
- Visit the active harbour and watch the colourful fishing boats bringing in the catch of the day.
- Pop into the Watchet Museum and find out about the town’s fascinating history.
- See a little bit of history at the Old Mineral Line on the Coleridge Way.