Explore the great outdoors

A beautiful seaside town on the edge of Exmoor in West Somerset.

Win a weekend break in Minehead!

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The prize includes:

  • a 2 night bed and breakfast stay, with dinner on one night, at the beautiful seafront Beach Hotel

  • £150 Minehead Gift Card that can be redeemed at many outlets and hospitality providers in the town

  • A day ticket for 2 on the West Somerset Railway



Details of the prize, the terms and conditions and a link to the entry form can be found here.

Minehead has long been known as "The gateway to Exmoor" - it's a beautiful place to explore at any time of the year!

To plan your visit to the park, visit https://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/


Discover hidden treasure in Minehead!

With a range of things to do for all ages, Minehead is a fantastic seaside holiday destination for families, couples and those with a sense for adventure.

There are beaches to explore, a fishing quarter and an historic harbour. There’s a 14th Century church on the hill and the much-photographed historic Church Steps. Take a walk down the tree-lined Avenue and visit the selection of tea rooms, pubs and independent shops in the town centre.

Grab yourself a bike or get out on the water for some paddleboarding or kayaking. Or just take a seat and watch the world go by in the flower-filled Blenheim Gardens or on the seafront.

It’s also an ideal base to explore the surrounding historic villages and beautiful countryside, including Exmoor National Park.

Come and see us at the Minehead Tourist Information Centre at The Beach Hotel

 Opening hours for 2022

Part time opening: Friday & Saturday 10.00 - 14.00 from 18th February 2022

PLUS February half term week – Tuesday (22nd) Wednesday (23rd) Thursday (24th) 10.00-14.00

Full time opening: Tuesday -Saturday 10.00-16.00 & Sunday 11.00-16.00 from Saturday 26th March - Sunday 30th October 2022.

Open Mondays from 1st - 29th August, during school summer holidays and Bank Holiday in April, May & June

More details can be found here

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Minehead's New Gift Card is now available

Gift Card advert 1Take the decision out of gifting and treat a loved one to a fabulous new haircut, delicious meal, some great new clothes and much more with the Minehead Gift Card.

It is the perfect gift for all occasions with so many options to choose from. Whether it is a birthday, an anniversary, or a new home gift there is plenty of choice among the wide range of independent shops and businesses in the town.

The Minehead Gift Card can be spent in any of the participating businesses, so whilst your recipient is treating themselves to something they can enjoy, they are also helping to support great local businesses in the local area. Everything you spend goes straight to them.

The Gift Cards will be available from the Minehead Tourist Information Centre at the Beach Hotel and can be ordered online at the scheme's home page. Follow the link below:


Visit Minehead and wander along the tree-lined Avenue, with its range of independent shops located within a Victorian-style setting...

Minehead has retained its Victorian architecture and adapted to the present day with an excellent selection of independent shops, galleries and traditional seaside souvenir gift shops alongside banks, building societies, chemists, convenience stores and other well-known retail outlets.

Food & Drink

Something for everyone - whatever your taste or budget!

Many eateries specialise in using local produce and will cater for special diets.  They include traditional takeaway fish and chip bars, cosy cafes, pubs and contemporary restaurants.  Many are family friendly and some welcome dogs.

Choose from fish and chips, a cream tea, paninis, gluten-free cake, Cornish pasty or a la carte dining to name but a few.

Where to stay

Minehead is an ideal base to explore far and wide. From the town itself to the moorlands and hills of Exmoor and the villages and towns of Somerset and Devon.

There is a good variety of accommodation to suit families, couples or lone travellers, whether you are on a budget or treating yourself to a luxury break. You can please yourself with a self-catering apartment or cottage, or be pampered with a full English breakfast in a B&B or hotel.  Whatever you choose, you're guaranteed a warm welcome from your hosts.