Somerset Beaches and Coast

Somerset is located in the south-western corner of England, with its northern shores bounding the mighty Atlantic Sea, the historic county of Somerset has been a perennial favourite for holidaymakers, whether for a weekend away or a longer break. This is the land of ancient forts, healing sites and an air of mysticism in the guise of the legend of King Arthur at Glastonbury and Cadbury.

Somerset is a region of two halves as you can find your traditional seaside fun in the coastal resorts of Weston Super Mare, Minehead or Burnham on Sea. Or get away from it all by exploring Exmoor, one of the UK's National Parks, renowned for its breathtaking moorland scenery, pretty fishing resorts on the coast such as Porlock and Watchet as well as the free-roaming Exmoor ponies.

Perfect for many different types of outdoor activity, Somerset offers you a multitude of opportunities for walking, hiking, cycling and kite-flying as well as being able to take to the waters for some surfing or paddle-boarding fun.

Nearest Beaches in Somerset

  • Main Beach

    Burnham-on-Sea main beach is a sandy beach wich is good for families with good swimming and entertainment. Seperate area for boats and jet skis to launch. Take note that it is dangerous to approach the sea at low tide due to the mud.

  • Brean Beach

    Brean beach is part of a six mile length of beach great for families with sand dunes and firm sand, which is the second longest stretch of sand in Europe. At low tide a wide exposure of soft sand and mud is exposed leading to the water’s edge, although, this read more

  • Lighthouse Beach

    Not hard to figure out why this beach is called Lighthouse beach. The beach is made famous by the lighthouse on wooden stilts and you can walk out to the lighthouse with care. This is the start of a six mile length of beach offering wide-open expanses of sand with read more

  • Blue Anchor Beach

    Blue Anchor beach is just under a mile long with a view of Minehead Bay. The beach is a mix of sand and shingle and is great for finding fossils. The stretch of coast between Blue Anchor and Lilstock is a 742.8 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). read more

  • Berrow Beach

    Berrow beach is part of a six mile length of beach with sand dunes and firm sand, which is the second longest stretch of sand in Europe. Features include secluded sand dunes, a Ship Wreck, and marshland that attracts various seabirds. At low tide a wide exposure of soft sand read more

  • Brean Down Beach

    Brean Down beach is a superb stretch of beach with firm sand and views of Brean Down. At low tide a wide exposure of soft sand and mud is exposed leading to the water’s edge.  Tide can rise fast near Brean Down and it is also dangerous to approach the read more

  • Portishead Beach

    Portishead beach is located within the Severn Estuary and is a sand and rocky beach backed by some grass and salt marsh. Although we list this as Portishead beach after the town it is also known as Kilkenny Bay or Woodhill Bay. Adjacent to the beach is a 100 year read more

  • Kilve Beach

    Kilve beach is in West Somerset, within the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is on the West Somerset Coast Path. The beach itself is a sand/rock mix and sits below interesting rock formations. As the site is an SSSI, fossil hunting is not allowed on the cliffs read more

  • Marine Lake Beach

    Marine Lake is a small cove at the approach to Knightstone Island, offering a safe location for families with small children. The good thing here is that as the main tide goes out the causeway keeps a small beach with access to the sea. You do not just have to stay read more

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