St Audries Bay

St Audries Bay - Somerset
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Set at the foot of the Quantock Hills is the wide bay of St Audries. A mix of flat pebbles, sand, shingle and rock this is one of the best beaches in the area. As with all the beaches on this stretch of coast the sand gets muddier towards the sea and the waters of the Bristol Channel are distinctly murky.

One of the nicest features of St Audries Bay are the two waterfalls which cascade down the cliffs along the back of the beach.

Access is via a path leading down from the local holiday park, which also provides parking and a shop. Whilst the path is well maintained it is still a bit of a hike down a fair number of steps to the beach.

Type of beach

Sand & pebble

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Good fishing
  • Rock pooling


  • Toilets
  • Shop

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

ST 1093 4308

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St Audries Bay Reviews


Sep 20th 2020

This beach is pretty good for having a dip in. A bit seaweedy but we had a lovely dip in there a few weeks ago.

Jan 19th 2022

Have eanted to vist for ages ,waterfall on cliffs worth seeing, beach great place for kids to explire track to beach muddy and steep,  so would possibly be a orobken to those with mobility issues.
The coastal path go though the bay   ,we walked a few miles ,lovely views,very muddy in parts..
Parking a little on the expensive side,I’m not sure I would return but worth visting once

Well worth the adventure

S S Roofing specialists
Dec 30th 2021

Great place to escape the every day life.
Very nice location, definitely worth visiting.

A secret haven

The Walkers
Apr 03rd 2021

Despite coming this way for the past 15 years this was the first time we visited St Audries Bay. I read some poor reviews so was a little sceptical but with the sun shining we had a magical afternoon there i would well recommend.


Jul 20th 2021

Absolutely beautiful,  could of sat there for hours  
Be warned though could be a bit tricky to get down to if you have a pushchair/ wheelchair due to steps

Definitely worth a visit