Blue Anchor Bay

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  • The beach at Blue Anchor Bay consists of an impressively long stretch of sand and shingle. Generally shingle above the high tide mark, when the tide goes out an expanse of red-tinted sand is revealed.

    Much of the beach is backed by a concrete wall along which a wide pavement runs giving it something of a promenade feel.

    The beach at Blue Anchor is sprinkled with alabaster rocks, which are great for finding fossils. You will often see people chipping away at the rocks along the foreshore in the hope of finding a fossil fish, or maybe even an ammonite.

    Situated between Minehead and Watchet the Blue Anchor beach is backed by a small village of the same name. The West Somerset railway stops here with the beautifully preserved Blue Anchor station located just behind the beach.

    Type of beach

    Sand & shingle

    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed

    Dogs are allowed all year round

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    • Toilets
    • Pub nearby

    Nearest town



    TA24 6LD

    OS grid ref.

    ST 0225 4351


    Parking available adjacent to the beach.

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Blue Anchor Bay Reviews

    Great beach

    Mar 05th 2022

    Great beach, free parking, two cafes and a shop. Dog friendly. Pretty pebbles and larger pieces of alabaster. I have yet to find a fossil!
    You do need to be aware of the mud at low tide.

    jeffrey bakewell
    Sep 20th 2021

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    No parking meters that I could find, PERFIK…

    Brilliant Dog Friendly Beach

    Aug 14th 2022

    Great place to bring your dog all year round, the beach is a mixture of sand, shingle and rocks. The Hoburne Holiday Park where we stayed has a brilliant cafe with barista coffee and amazing cakes which we enjoyed and a convenient dog shower which is amazing especially after our dog buster got muddy.

    Natural unspoilt

    Jun 11th 2022

    Stunning area. Natural , unspoilt