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Best Beaches in Somerset

You don't usually think of Somerset for a beach holiday, but here's a list of a load of beaches in Somerset.


Berrow Beach

Flanked by the Burnham and Berrow Golf Club, there’s lots of sand for sandy activities.


Blue Anchor Bay

He can enjoy a few rounds at the Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club while you take the children rock climbing to find fossils all along this rocky coastline.


Burnham-on-Sea Beach

Typical seaside resort you’d expect to find from somewhere named ‘on-sea’ but it has everything you need for a family day trip including a quaint little pier – the shortest in England.


Dunster Beach

A sandy bit of the otherwise rocky Blue Anchor Bay where the West Somerset Railway comes close to the beach for budding trainspotters.


Kilve Beach

A family friendly beach that is also dog friendly all year round. If you want to find a fossil, then this is one of your best bets.

Minehead Beach

Tucked in along the coast, it is sheltered on one side by the Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club, and woods on the other. It ends with a high-sided harbour for boating enthusiasts.

Porlock Beach

A popular pebbly beach protecting the fascinating salt marsh swamp behind – petrified trees along the coast path make for interesting photos as you take your dog for a walk.

Porlock Weir Beach

On the opposite side of the bay to Porlock beach, it’s the best place to experience the fossilised forest at low tide.

Weston-Super-Mare Beach

A large seaside resort with everything you would expect and more, the famous donkeys to name but one attraction.

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