b>Minehead, on the north coast of Somerset, between Exmoor and the sea, the town was once a fishing village, now caters for a large number of holidaymakers every year. The parish church used to have a beacon to guide travellers on Exmoor and help ships into the harbour.
The town has a harbour, beach and promenade, all sheltered by the hills inland, and is the home of a large, and popular, Butlins holiday camp recently revamped. You can visit Butlins on a day ticket to try the rides and use the pools.
North Hill is above the town and gives good views across the town and the Bristol Channel. Visit Blenheim Gardens with its model village.
Dunster Castle 2.2 miles A lovely castle to see and explore.
Selworthy A lovely National Trust village to admire.
West Somerset Museum of Rural Life 4.0 miles A lovely local museum to visit.
Clifftop walks 5.6 miles Enjoy the coastal scenery.
Dunkery Beacon 5.6 miles Great views and a lovely walk.
Cleeve Abbey A lovely ruined abbey in a nice setting.
Watchet A small village, right on the coast.
Combe Sydenham Country Park A day out in the countryside.
East Quantoxhead A lovely, almost classic, village to visit.
West Somerset Railway Enjoy a steam train ride on one of the longest private railways.
Tropiquaria Zoo Spend the day with the animals and birds.
Towns Near Minehead To Visit - straight line distance:Dunster (2.10 miles) Porlock (5.18 miles) Exford (8.68 miles) Dulverton (11.94 miles)