Minehead is a coastal town in Somerset, England.
By carBy motorway, either Junction 24 or 25 of the M5, and follow signposts for Minehead/Exmoor.
By train or busTake the train to Taunton station, and the First 28 bus to Butlins (Minehead).
You can generally walk from one side of Minehead to the other in around 30 minutes, but like many small towns, has a selection of local buses that run throughout the day, within the town and to the nearest large towns with motorway/train links, Taunton and Bridgwater.
It is important to plan ahead, as public transport is not as strong as it is elsewhere, but Minehead is generally well-served by local taxis, however does not have a train station - other than the steam railway which runs as far as nearby town Bishops Lydeard. Scenic and tour buses sometimes run to nearby Lynton and Lynmouth.
Minehead StationTerminus of the West Somerset Railway.
phone: +44 1984 640377address: Abbey Road, Washford, Watchet, TA23 0PS
phone: +44 1643 821314address: Dunster, near Minehead, TA24 6SL
phone: +44 1643 821759address: Mill Lane, Dunster, near Minehead, TA24 6SW
There is a large sandy beach opposite Butlins at one end of the seafront, and this becomes more pebbles than sand towards the harbour. The beach becomes rather busy in warm weather and the summer season - but still nethertheless a good beach holiday. There are video game arcades that are more focused on gambling and winning toys than traditional "high score" based games from the 1980s. Walking around its extensive gardens is also good exercise for people who just want to walk. Minehead is in the heart of Exmoor and all it has to offer, with the surrounding hills and moors being a favourite for walking and cycling. Some activities include;
address: The Adventure Centre, Warren Rd, TA24 5BG, UKA business offering kayak rental and other watersports activities on the seafront.
phone: +44 1643 703155address: 1 Mart Rd, TA24 5BJA community activity centre and skatepark.
phone: +44 1643 702057address: Warren Rd, TA24 5SJ
- Minehead is the starting point of the walk along the South West Coast Path. A statue on Quay Street halfway between the town centre and the harbour is the point where walkers in hiking gear gather to take a picture before setting off for their adventure.
The railway terminus has plenty of railway memorabilia for sale. For children, there is plenty of Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise and other children's railway playsets.
As a traditional seaside town, there are plenty of fish and chips type places to eat from.
phone: +44 1643 703220address: Brook St, TA24 6BP
Bampton Street Fish Barphone: +44 1643 702968address: 7B Bampton St, Minehead TA24 5TR
Dean's Fishphone: +44 1643 708353address: 35 The Avenue, TA24 5AY
phone: +44 1643 701910address: Wellington Square, TA24 5NHWetherspoon's pub.
phone: +44 1643 701910address: Wellington Square, TA24 5NH
phone: +44 330 100 6648address: Warren Rd, TA24 5SHholiday park
phone: +44 871 622 2313address: Seaward Way, TA24 6DFchain hotel
If you are looking for B&B accommodation then head for Tregonwell Road where they are lined up on both sides.