Minehead Beach

The Strand beach, Minehead, Somerset

Place Category: Beaches

Water Quality
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  • Minehead beach is also known as The Strand beach. The beach is a curving sandy beach, although becomes more pebbly as you approach the harbour. The beach has a large promenade that has a selection of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.

    At the top end of the bay you have North Hill which has some great views across the Bristol Channel to Wales and along the coast to Exmoor.

    The beach is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers and it is best to launch at the west end of the beach. Conditions can vary but a great opportunity for flat water blasting.

    The beach is also the starting point for the South West Coast Path, which runs all the way to Poole in Dorset via both North and South Devon’s coasts and Cornwall.

    The beach has all the expected facilities of a large traditional seaside town.

    Minehead Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs are excluded from Minehead Harbour to the Golf Club Groyne from the 1st May until 30th September inclusive

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Minehead, 21 beaches in Somerset, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Minehead Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Saturday through Wednesday, with temperatures falling to 17°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
       0%  43%   2 mph
      5:12 am    9:11 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Clear throughout the day.
       0%  9%   7 mph
      5:11 am    9:12 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Partly cloudy overnight.
       0%  8%   11 mph
      5:10 am    9:14 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Rain in the morning.
       86%  63%   2 mph
      5:09 am    9:15 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
       67%  73%   4 mph
      5:08 am    9:16 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Drizzle starting in the evening.
       64%  99%   6 mph
      5:07 am    9:17 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Drizzle in the evening.
       43%  80%   10 mph
      5:06 am    9:18 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Light rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
       60%  99%   11 mph
      5:06 am    9:20 pm

  • Minehead Beach Tide Times


  • Minehead Beach Water quality

    Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:

    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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