Information for those with disabilities

ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORT 

Buses of Somerset provide accessible transport between Minehead and Taunton via Watchet.  See https://www.firstgroup.com/somerset

 

SUGGESTED TRAILS

Minehead Seafront


Seafront Promenade

There is a level route along the length of the seafront alongside the beach.  It runs from Minehead Golf Course, past the historic harbour to Culvercliffe. There are plenty of seats to stop and rest awhile and enjoy the views across the bay. Folow the Maritime Mile and learn more about Minehead and it's history. 

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Why not treat yourself along the way and stop for an ice-cream, coffee, bacon butty, cream tea, fish and chips - the list is endless!

 

Blenheim Gardens

Follow the winding paths through this flower-filled pleasure garden and watch out for the cheeky squirrels! If you time it right, there may be a band playing, especially on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon.

 

North Hill

There is a rugged accessible trail from the car park at the end of North Hill (parking at Bossington Hill, overlooking Porlock Bay).  This takes you to the Ackland Memorial Hut, part of the National Trust Holnicote Estate.  The view over Porlock Bay is breathtaking.

 

England Coast Path

Park at Dunster Beach and follow the Steam Coast Trail towards Blue Anchor. Please be aware that the last section to Blue Anchor is currently along the beach so is not accessible for all users.

 

Parks Walk

There are three sections of level trail that follow the Bratton Stream (the first section includes a cobbled bridge).  For details of the trails, you can download the routes and information on your smartphone.

 

Explore Minehead’s History on a Guided Walk

Learn about the history and folklore, myths and legends, shipwrecks and smugglers, the people and places of old Minehead by joining one of the enthusiastic guides on a walk around the historic harbour, fishermen's quarter and Lower Town. Two of the routes are suitable for wheelchairs and dogs are also welcome on some of the trails. Details of the next tour dates are available here. Places can be booked at Minehead Information Centre; telephone: 01643 702624.

 

Accessible Public Toilets

RADAR keys can be purchased from Minehead Information Centre located in The Beach Hotel, near the West Somerset Railway station.

 

Accessible public toilets are located at:

Quay West near the harbour

Summerland car park (behind the Co-op in The Avenue) - RADAR access

Warren Road (on the eastern end of the promenade) - Radar access - chargeable

Seasonal: within Blenheim Gardens - RADAR access

Seasonal: Jubilee Cafe on the seafront (chargeable)

Seasonal - Carousel toilets, under The Arkade on the seafront.

http://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk/Environment/Public-Conveniences