The Beach Guide

Minehead Beach (Terminus)

Minehead Beach (Terminus) - Somerset

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Minehead's north-facing sand and shingle beach was almost completely washed away in 1990 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 allowed

Only the main Minehead beach has any restriction on dogs

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Deck chair hire

    Nearest town



    TA24 5QR

    OS grid ref.

    SS 9738 4644

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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