Walk - Minehead Seafront

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!

Sunfield B&B

A delightful family-run guest house tucked away in a quiet corner of Minehead. Delicious home cooking and a warm welcome awaits.

Baytree B&B

Spacious Victorian house in a quiet central location, 5 minutes walk from the seafront and Coast Path. Extensive breakfast menu.

Anchor Cottage

Warm, cosy, well equipped 2 bed 17th century Fisherman's cottage near Minehead Harbour. Start the Path from the doorstep.

The Parks Guest House

Georgian grade 2 listed guest house in a quiet area of Minehead 5 mins walk from town. Rooms en-suite, private car park, single night stays & dogs welcome

Bossington Hall Luxury B & B

With breathtaking views and 6 superb rooms, Tennis Squash and Badminton within the 8 acres, and a cinema for the lazy evening.

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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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