South West England

Things to Do: Beaches

Blue Anchor Beach, Nr Minehead, Somerset

The unique rock structure makes this beach interesting for fossils and crystals

More information on: Blue Anchor Beach

The fossil bearing Jurassic limestone on this beach contains an abundance of pink crystals, which are striking in appearance. Access to the beach is good, but the rocky terrain makes walking difficult.

Dunster North West & South East Beaches, Dunster, Somerset

Large, spacious beaches, big enough to drive your car onto!

More information on: Dunster North West & South East Beaches

Large sand and shingle beaches which you can drive your car onto. Safe for children. There is also a large picnic area.

More information on: Weston-Super-Mare Beach

A traditional sandy resort beach with excellent facilities for the family day out. Attractions include historic pier, miniature railway, sea-life centre, amusement arcades, land train and the famous Weston Donkeys.

Berrow Beach, Nr Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

A seven mile stretch of sand

More information on: Berrow Beach

Berrow beach forms part of a seven mile stretch of sand running from Burnham-on-Sea to Brean Down. With the second highest tidal range in the world, there are extensive flats, perfect for walking and beach sports.

Burnham-on-Sea Beach, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Seven mile stretch of sand with considerable tidal range and mud flats

More information on: Burnham-on-Sea Beach

This beach is part of a seven mile stretch of sand from Burnham-on-Sea to Brean Down. A considerable tidal range, leaving mud flats at low tide. The esplanade runs along the length of the beach, facing the hotels and private houses.

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