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Get wet!

Get wet!

Whether it’s swimming in the sea, paddleboarding or coasteering you can’t visit Minehead without dipping a toe into the Bristol Channel. There are so many water-based activities to choose from - doing something in, close to or on the water is an absolute must.

The best time to swim is when the tide is coming in (otherwise it's a long walk to the water as this coast has the second highest tidal range in the world!).  For tide times see

Take care in windy weather, particularly if there is an offshore wind; if you have children using an inflatable they can easily get swept out to sea.  Therefore take note of the wind socks along the beach; there is not a life guard service on Minehead beach.

For Environment Agency bathing water quality results see:

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