Terminus Beach (Terminus)

Terminus Beach (Terminus) - Somerset
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Minehead’s north-facing Terminus beach sits between the main beach and the harbour.

In 1990 the sand and shingle beach was almost completely washed away by a violent storm. A multimillion pound project to replace the beach and the sea wall was completed in 2001.

Good for swimming, kite-surfing and windsurfing, with easy access to amusement arcades, the terminus of the West Somerset Railway and the start of the South West Coast Path.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the Terminus or main section of the beach between May 1st and end of September.

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  • Amusement arcade
  • Good fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Deck chair hire

Nearest town



TA24 5QR

OS grid ref.

SS 9738 4644


Pay and display parking available.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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