"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Blue Anchor West Beach

Blue Anchor is on the coast of Somerset overlooking the Bristol Channel. The beach is shingle and sand, and the water has a naturally cloudy colour. The beach has a shallow slope and a very large tidal range so that it can be up to half a kilometre to the sea at low tide. The Pill River and Carhampton Stream cross the beach.

Beach type: Mud/sand/shingle

Nearest town: Dunster

Local authority: Somerset County Council

OS Grid Reference: ST023434

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Things to see and do near Blue Anchor West Beach

  • Blue Anchor Railway Museum (0m)
  • Home Farm (0m)
  • Dunster Forest and Estate (2m)
  • Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust (2m)
  • Dunster Castle (2m)
  • Dunster Museum and Doll Collection (2m)
  • Dunster Water Mill (2m)
  • Torre Cider (3m)
  • Tropiquaria Wildlife Park (3m)
  • Market House Museum (3m)
  • West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre (3m)
  • Minehead Eye (3m)
  • K's Entertainment Centre (4m)
  • West Somerset Railway (4m)
  • Williton Pottery (4m)
  • England Coast Path National Trail (4m)
  • Ranscombe Farm Restaurant (5m)

Tourist Information

Dunster
National Park Centre
Dunster Steep
Somerset
England
TA24 6SE

Phone 01643 821 835
Email NPCDunster@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 18 June

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
W
Pressure 1019
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WNW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
WNW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
W
Pressure 1023
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:23 BST
(03:23 GMT)
High Tide
10:47 BST
(09:47 GMT)
Low Tide
16:42 BST
(15:42 GMT)
High Tide
23:06 BST
(22:06 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A sand and shingle beach great for finding fossils. Be aware of the very fast tides.

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