Watchet Bay Lighthouse

Watchet Bay Lighthouse

The Somerset Coast is a family favourite, home to the popular seaside resort of Weston super Mare with its fantastic Grand Pier and endless golden sands. One of England's celebrated Butlins family resorts is at Minehead along with a pretty bay, floral adorned parade and a wealth of seaside attractions. Pick up the West Somerset Railway from Minehead which runs south through the Quantocks. Along the coast sit spectacular sand dune nature reserves around Brean and more golden sandy beaches at Burnham on Sea. Literary fans won't want to miss a visit to pretty Watchet Bay which borders the Quantocks - the bay inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge to write his most famous poem, 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'.

Clevedon on the Somerset Coast

Clevedon on the Somerset Coast

Things to do & see

Packed with fun holiday parks, seaside piers, golden sands and family attractions ranging from aquariums to indoor and outdoor water parks, the Somerset coast offers summer seaside fun galore. This is an all year round, varied coastline too dotted with nature reserves and sand dunes. The 630 mile long South West Coast Path also begins at Minehead, pushing west along the spectacular Exmoor coast.

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Weston-super-Mare Beach & Pier

Bustling seaside resort Weston-super-Mare only 18 miles south of Bristol is perfect for family seaside holidays. Weston's Grand Pier is the ultimate 21st century pier packed with fairground style rides and attractions, simulators, a 4D cinema and Britain's smallest rollercoaster!

If you like your seaside resorts sedate and classic, the Somerset Coast has these aplenty. Take a break in Clevedon along the Bristol Channel Coast. This resort has a Victorian flavour with pretty gardens, a vintage pier and views of the Severn Estuary. You'll also find great watersports on Clevedon's Marine Lake.

Beautiful harbour town Watchet has links to the poet Coleridge who took much inspiration from the area. Wordsworth and Defoe were also famous visitors to the bay. Watchet makes the perfect relaxing weekend break or holiday, ideal for exploring the Quantocks and Exmoor.

Getting here

Accessible to national and international visitors, the Somerset Coast sits close to Bristol Airport. Popular seaside resorts like Weston-super-Mare are mere minutes off the M5 motorway, Junctions 21 and 22. Railway stations are at Weston-super-Mare and Minehead.

Where to stay

Whether you are on the lookout for a family friendly holiday park with all inclusive leisure facilities and entertainment, an award-winning seaside B&B or a coastal cottage retreat on the edge of Exmoor, you will find them all here on the Somerset Coast. Fantastic seafront holiday flats and apartments come at a great value price or opt for a 17th century period B&B near the sand dune nature reserves of Brean. Book online or direct with iknow.

Accommodation on the Somerset Coast

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    Award winning bed and breakfast in Somerset. Comfortable rooms, hearty breakfasts, wi-fi, off road secure parking. Spa treatments. Dog friendly rooms available. 5 mins to beaches.
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    Comfortable self catering holiday apartments in the centre of Dunster on the High Street with views over the Dunster Deer Park. Great base for exploring the area.
     
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    Grade II Listed coaching inn at Williton, between Exmoor & the Quantocks, close to the Somerset Coast. Five en-suite rooms, Full English Breakfast, pub meals, real ales & parking.
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    Welcoming 5 bedroom guest accommodation in Weston Super Mare set close to the local amenities. Excellent breakfast, free Wi-Fi, suite for extra special stays. Dog friendly.
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  • Burnham On Sea
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    Great value family holiday park in Burnham on Sea with outdoor pool, entertainment, restaurant & 2/3 bedroom caravans sleeping 6-8. Mega super saver deals, peak time short breaks.
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    West Country farm cottage near Weston super Mare perfect for families with an on-site playground, games room and bike storage. Pet friendly and wheelchair accessible. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • Lympsham
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    Four multi-award winning 4* self catering holiday cottages in a tranquil setting. Ideally suited for families, the disabled and animal lovers. Onsite games room and play area.
     
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  • Brean
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    Modern three bedroom bungalow ideal for relaxing breaks to Brean Sands. Enclosed garden, conservatory & well equipped kitchen. Dog friendly, short breaks welcome. Sleeps 6.
     
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  • Washford
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    This lovely, detached barn conversion in Washford, Somerset, sleeps eight in four bedrooms.
     
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