Walk - Minehead Seafront (old)

2.8 miles (4.5 km)

Minehead Harbour Minehead Harbour

Easy - This level walk on tarmac and stone pavements is likely to be suitable for people with impaired mobility or with a pushchair, wheelchair, or mobility scooter. It is graded a Level 1 (and so suitable for a Class 1 scooter). Refer to: www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/accessibility-grading for a full key for definitions of categories and scooter recommendations

This out-and-back walk provides views over Minehead Bay and the Bristol Channel to South Wales. It passes the beginning of the South West Coast Path, before looping around the harbour, then visiting Culvercliffe Walk, which has a children’s play area and picnic spot. Returning towards the town, the walk diverts around the award-winning Blenheim Gardens.

Download the Easy Access PDF booklet for this walk here

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

The Beach Hotel Minehead

The Beach Hotel is the perfect place for your South West Getaway, Apprentice run social enterprise, with a little help from us!

Exmoor Character Cottages

Four luxury self-catering cottages in the heart of Exmoor. VisitEngland rated as family, walkers and dog friendly. Gardens. 3 hot tubs, 3 woodburners. Parking.

YHA Minehead

YHA Hostel including private rooms and shared rooms

Yarn Market Hotel

Situated in the medieval village of Dunster within Exmoor National Park, we specialise in walking holidays and special interest breaks. Our independent 3* family run hotel prides itself on friendly service.

Bossington Hall Luxury B&B

With breathtaking views and 9 superb rooms, Tennis and Squash within the 8 acres, and a private bar for the lazy evening.
What is on your list of things to do when you visit the Path? From walking companies, to help you tailor your visit, with itineraries and experts to enhance your visit, to baggage transfer companies and visitor attractions there are lots to people and places to help you decide what you'd like to do. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

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Route Description

Minehead harbour dates to the 11th Century. It is an important trading and fishing port from the Middle Ages, it became an important tourist destination in Victorian and Edwardian times and is still a busy traditional seaside town.

 

Public transport

Regular buses from Taunton to Minehead and Porlock. Bus stop outside Minehead Railway station. The West Somerset Railway provides regular steam hauled heritage trains from Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton and local towns through most of the year. For timetable information visit https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/timetables

Parking

Minehead Station car park TA24 9BG. https://www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/parking/car-parks-in-minehead/station-car-park has 60 spaces and 8 disabled spaces. There is also ample roadside parking.

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