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Best beaches in Somerset

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Somerset as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Somerset is Burnham-on-Sea. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Somerset just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Burnham-on-Sea Beach

    Burnham-on-Sea Beach

    Burnham-on-Sea is one of Somerset's classic seaside resorts due to the exceptional stretch of beach here. Complete with promenade lined with Victorian and Edwardian guest houses Burnham was originally envisaged as a rival to nearby Weston-super-Mare.…

  • 2. Bossington Beach

    Bossington Beach

    This huge expanse of pebble beach is backed by farmland and flanked by the hills of the Exmoor Coast. This steeply shelving shingle bank acts as a barrier between the Bristol Channel and flood plain of the River Horner. This little river runs down…

  • 3. Kilve Beach

    Kilve Beach

    The beach of Kilve lies about halfway between Minehead and Bridgwater in the heart of the Quantocks. The shoreline is mostly rocky with plenty of rockpools to explore towards low tide. One of the best features of Kilve beach is the large grassy…

  • 4. Brean Beach

    Brean Beach

    Brean is a seven mile stretch of sand running to Burnham-on-Sea. Also extensive tidal flats favoured by walker and beach sports enthusiasts. There is ample parking both on and off the beach and there are public conveniences and a cafĂ© at the beach…

  • 5. Sand Bay

    Sand Bay

    A large and relatively wild beach with good views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales. Popular with dog walkers. Sparse amenities, apart from a few local food outlets and a free car park. Between Weston Woods and the National Trust headland…

  • 6. Burnham-on-Sea Beach (Jetty)

    Burnham-on-Sea Beach (Jetty)

    A predominantly sandy beach with a pier and various shops and cafes close by.

  • 7. Minehead Beach (The Strand)

    Minehead Beach (The Strand)

    Minehead beach, known as The Strand, is a wide expanse of sand, with some areas of shingle and a variety of rock pools. As the tide goes out this sandy stretch of beach becomes ideal for beach games and for building sandcastles. Along with a number…

  • 8. Uphill Beach (Weston-super-Mare)

    Uphill Beach (Weston-super-Mare)

    Situated at the southern end of Weston-super-Mare's lengthy stretch of beach, Uphill is a world apart from the hustle and bustle you would expect from the seaside resort. However, you won't find quite the same range of facilities at Uphill as on…

  • 9. St Audries Bay

    St Audries Bay

    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…

  • 10. Dunster (South East) Beach

    Dunster (South East) Beach

    A large sand and shingle beach which you can drive your car onto. There is a large picnic area.