Dogs Welcome

Minehead has plenty to offer your four-legged friend, with dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and accommodation. There are also some great local walks.  

Minehead dog walk



Walk along the seafront past the old harbour to Culvercliffe. Here your dog can run free on a flat, grassy area. There is a children’s play area here and a pebble beach alongside.                                  

Hopcott Woods (TA24 6DJ)
Walk up to Wootton Common (or park at Hopcott car park) and walk along the ridge to Dunster.  
Scrub Land, Seaward Way
Opposite Tesco, just off Seaward Way is an area of open land.  Here your dog can play on the grass and alongside the pond - hopefully not in it!

North Hill
Rising above Minehead beyond the harbour, North Hill offers an endless variety of walks for you and your canine companions.  You can let the car take the strain and drive to the top of the hill and walk from there or hike up from the harbour following one of the many paths around the hill.

The Parks Walk
Head  through the town, along the tree-lined Avenue, past Wellington Square and follow the route alongside Bratton Stream.  Dogs are welcome in The Parks Walk on a lead.


Minehead Beach

 Update May 2024  : Following a public consultation  Somerset Council will  reinstate the summer dog ban on Minehead beach from the area to the right of The Jubilee Cafe (as you look at it facing the sea) to Minehead Golf course.

 Dogs are allowed on Minehead  beach between the Jubilee Cafe and the Harbour.  When the tide is out, there is plenty of room for them to run on the Beach. Dogs are also allowed on Dunster beach and Blue Anchor Beach all year round.


Plan your Doggy Adventure

Maps are available from Minehead Information Centre or ask the friendly team for advice on the best routes for you and your dog. But please be a responsible dog owner and pick up after your dog; there are dog waste bins located throughout the town.