Doniford beach is a large sand, mud and rock beach with rock pools, popular with fossil hunters. Car parking and holiday camps.
Planning a trip to Somerset and looking for the nearest beaches. Our beach guide will help you locate the closest beach and we show you photos, maps, weather, tide times, water quality, dog restrictions and provide you tools to search the Somerset coast and seaside towns.
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.
Clevedon Bay beach is a sand, pebble and rocky beach to the side of Clevedon pier. Facilities include parking, promenade, pier, shops, cafe, pubs.
Middle Hope beach is a small remote sandy beach to the East of Sand Point. No facilities, access is on foot from either Sand Point car park (has toilets) or read more
Burnham-on-Sea main beach is a sandy beach which is good for families with good swimming and entertainment. Separate area for boats and jet skis to launch. Facilities include car parking, read more
Brean beach is part of a six mile length of beach great for families with sand dunes and firm sand. This is the second longest stretch of sand in Europe read more
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 read more
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. read more
Berrow beach is part of a six mile stretch of beach with sand dunes and firm sand. This is the second longest stretch of sand in Europe and features include read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more