Minehead is to the east of Exmoor, offering traditional seaside holidays.

Minehead is to the east of Exmoor, offering traditional seaside holidays, but right on the doorstep of beautiful moorland and spectacular scenery. Minehead is home to Butlins and is the terminus for the West Somerset Steam Railway, which is the longest in this country. The main street has a wide selection of shops including some of the chains and independent shops. Old Minehead still has its charm and its old harbour. Passing through this part of town takes you onto North Hill and Selworthy Beacon, giving wonderful views over Exmoor and across to Wales.

The start of the South West Coast Path is next to the harbour. This is the longest National Trail going for 630 miles around the SW peninsula to Poole in Dorset. In the other direction is the Somerset Coast Path giving much easier walking.

Top Highlights

  • West Somerset Railway
  • Walking - on Exmoor or the coast paths
  • Minehead Eye - an indoor youth centre
  • Regal Theatre

Local Events

  • West Somerset Railway Steam Galas and events - throughout the year
  • CAMRA Real Ale Festival - September
  • Exmoor Beast - cycling challenge - October

Tourist Information

The Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AP.

Tel. 01643 702624, email: minehead.visitor@hotmail.com

Opening hours:

Easter - September 10 - 4  Mon - Sat, Sun 11-4

October - Tue - Sat 10 - 4, Sun 11- 4 

November - Easter 12 - 3 Thur - Sun

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