"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Minehead - Terminus Beach

Minehead Terminus is on the Somerset coast overlooking the Bristol Channel. It is a sand and shingle beach resort, approximately 2.6 kilometres wide, close to the town.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Minehead

Local authority: Somerset County Council

OS Grid Reference: SS973464


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Minehead - Terminus Beach

  • West Somerset Railway (0m)
  • K's Entertainment Centre (0m)
  • Minehead Eye (0m)
  • England Coast Path National Trail (0m)
  • West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre (1m)
  • Dunster Museum and Doll Collection (2m)
  • Dunster Castle (2m)
  • Dunster Water Mill (2m)
  • Dunster Forest and Estate (2m)
  • Ranscombe Farm Restaurant (3m)
  • Blue Anchor Railway Museum (3m)
  • Home Farm (4m)
  • Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park (5m)
  • Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre (5m)
  • Nightjar Twilight Walk on the Holnicote Estate (5m)

Tourist Information

National Park Centre
Dunster Steep
TA24 6SE

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

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 27 May


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 90%
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Chance of rain 35%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1010
Humidity 81%
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Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 76%
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Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 72%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 76%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
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Low Tide
01:44 BST
(00:44 GMT)
High Tide
08:15 BST
(07:15 GMT)
Low Tide
14:01 BST
(13:01 GMT)
High Tide
20:36 BST
(19:36 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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Minehead is one of Somerset's busiest holiday resorts with many amenities and a wide sand and shingle beach that faces North-to-North West and looks out across the Bristol Channel towards Wales. Sea defences have caused a lot of the sand here to be washed away.

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