Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
The traditional British seaside town of Minehead is found on the South Bank of the Bristol Channel in Somerset.
From a relaxing day spent on the beach to engaging in more active pursuits in the nearby Exmoor National Park, a holiday in Minehead offers a wealth of opportunities to visitors.
If you’re looking for some lovely self-catering accommodation to make your holiday even more magical, one of our beautiful holiday cottages in Minehead are the perfect choice. From cosy converted barns surrounded by countryside, to large houses within strolling distance of the coast, you’ll find a cottage to suit you.
If you’ve got a dog and don’t want them to miss out on all the fun, take a look at our dog-friendly cottages.
Things to do in Minehead
Having been a popular tourist destination since the Edwardian and Victorian eras, Minehead has had a long time to build up a fantastic selection of attractions and activities for visitors.
When the sun’s out, the number one thing to do in Minehead has to be spend a day at the seaside. The long sandy beach is a haven for sun worshippers in the summer and a walk along the promenade offers fabulous views over the Bristol Channel and towards Wales.
Exploring the area
Many people choose to take to two wheels, making the most of the fantastic road biking and mountain biking opportunities available in the area. With many places to hire bikes, from Pompy’s Bicycle Hire to Exmoor Cycle Hire, you needn’t worry if you don’t have your own.
Swap the bike for four legs to explore the over 400 miles of bridleways on Exmoor. Many local stables offer horse riding experiences, catering for people of all abilities.
Of course, if you’d rather stick to your own two feet, there are plenty of walks and trails to explore the surrounding coast and countryside. As Minehead is the starting point for the South West Coast Path, a seaside stroll or cliff top ramble is often a popular choice. Alternatively, head for the hills of Exmoor where you can experience panoramic views of rugged moorland and walk through pretty forests.
The West Somerset Railway is found on many Minehead itineraries and for good reason too. Meandering through picturesque countryside and moorland, it enables you to take in the scenery while enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the era of steam.
Combe Sydenham Country Park is an interesting place to visit. Francis Drake is rumoured to have fired a cannon ball into the grounds of Combe Sydenham house as a warning to Elizabeth Sydenham not to marry another man. Nowadays, the park’s 500 acres are home to an abundance of wildlife and miles of woodland walks.
Entertainment in Minehead
The Minehead Eye is the place to go if you’re looking for live music. Regular concerts are hosted to bring local musicians into the limelight and to promote music and performance in the community.
If you prefer traditional music, head for the Acorn Folk club. Each first Saturday of the month from September to July there are performances of traditional and contemporary folk music, with a warm welcome for everyone.
The Regal Theatre has a varied programme of shows, including drama, comedy, music, dance and film. With an auditorium holding up to 400 people, there’s a great atmosphere.
Events in Minehead
The annual programme of events in Minehead is fantastic.
Perhaps one of the most anticipated is the Minehead SummerFest which often sees displays by the Red Arrows and a whole host of family events alongside it.
There are also beer festivals, a raft race, country fairs, art events, morris dances, fireworks, special railway days and so much more. Remember to check the calendar before you go so you don’t miss out!
Browse our wonderful Minehead holiday cottages today and start planning your break!