Explore the great outdoors

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

Minehead Bay 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/


 Click here to view an online version of the Visit Minehead Bay  Guide




Minehead Bay Mementos

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Come and see the samples in the Minehead Information Centre



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

 We're open!   

Saturday 10.00-16.00  Sunday 11.00 - 16.00

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday** 10.00 - 16.00

Open every Bank Holiday and Mondays during the school summer holiday

** Closed some Thursdays during school term time in April, May, June & October.

Full time opening  23rd of  March  2024  -  3rd of November 2024 inclusive

You can  get in touch with us  all  year  round by phone, letter, email, the contact us  page or our Love Minehead Bay Facebook and Instagram page.  

More details can be found here

Discover hidden treasure in Minehead!

With a range of things to do for all ages, Minehead Bay 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.

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.


Visit Minehead and wander along the tree-lined Avenue, with its range of independent shops locatedwithin 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.