Annual General Meeting

The 2020 AGM will be held at The Beach Hotel in Minehead on Friday 12th June. 

The AGM day will start with refreshments at 10:30. Food will be available from the hotel bar between 12:30 and 14:00 or, as the hotel is so centrally situated, you may want to take yourself off for a wander around Minehead. We will reconvene in the afternoon for the official AGM.

More details will appear here in due course regarding the running order of the day, as well as details of the members walk held on Saturday 13th June.

If you are planning on making a weekend of it, there are plenty of places to stay in the local area of Minehead, including several of our business members such as The Yarn Market, Sunfield B&B, Northfield Hotel, The Parks Guest House, Anchor cottage and Sparkhayes Farm Campsite.

All of these businesses can be found in our latest Complete Guide to the South West Coast Path 2020-2021 or by searching Minehead, using our accommodation finder https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walk-coast-path/where-stay/

The Beach Hotel will offer a special room rate for our members, we will add more information here shortly.

In February we will be sending notification to all members, inviting nominations to stand for election as Trustees. The deadline for receiving nominations will be Monday 27th April. 

Further information regarding the AGM, nominations and all the papers for the meeting will be made available to you here.

Copies of all the papers will be available from the office 6 weeks before the AGM, please call the office on 01752 896237 if you wish to obtain copies.

About the hotel

In November 2013 the YMCA Somerset Coast Group purchased The Beach Hotel with the view that the old hotel could be an opportunity to restore the heart of a community.

Today, the charity are committed to helping young people in the community to shine. Apprenticeships, training and support are offered to develop the talent in the hotel kitchens and other services. Many of the apprentices go on to become full-time additions to our energetic and professional staff team.

The Beach Hotel offers a luxury stay, contemporary cuisine, a wonderful location and, as a bonus, know that every penny you spend goes back to a great cause. 

About the area

Exmoor is on the doorstep of The Beach Hotel. The Exmoor coast is characterised by two main landscape types. The first is the meeting of the rolling expanse of high moorland and the sea. The coastline itself is one of high cliffs, some of them among the highest sea cliffs in England. Views are often extensive inland, over the undulating moorland, while seaward, in good visibility, the coast of Wales may be seen across the Bristol Channel. The second main landscape type comprises of steep and deep valleys which cut across the moorland cliffs. These valleys are typically wooded, often with ancient oak woodland. Often these woodlands spread along the adjacent cliff faces. Views from the Coast Path here are inevitably less extensive, and sometimes quite limited by the woodland, but the nature of the ancient woodland makes for an environment of considerable ecological interest.

You can escape for some great walking, horse riding 4×4 safaris or step out of the door of the hotel on to the beach. If the tide is in, wild swimming and paddle-boarding are both options, or if the tide is out there is a huge expanse of beach to explore.