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The beach and cliffs at Kilve on the Somerset coast

Campsites on Somerset's coast

The best campsites near the beach in Somerset

Camping Somerset coast style is a special experience. Dubbed the ‘land of the summer people’, this captivating county of contrasts has consistently attracted holidaymakers to its sandy shores and wild moors for centuries.

Somerset beach camping FAQs

What are the most popular campsites on Somerset's coast?
Our Minehead Club Site is one of our most popular and highly rated campsites on the Somerset coast.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
What Somerset beaches are best to camp near?
Some of the most popular beaches in Somerset include Minehead Beach, Dunster North West Beach, Blue Anchor West Beach and Porlock Bay.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Can I wild camp on Somerset's coast?
The rules on wild camping in the UK are complex; please read our guide to wild camping.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Which campsites on the Somerset coast are dog friendly?
Most of our campsites along Somerset's coast allow dogs and have facilities to cater to your four-legged friend. Look out for dog friendly facility icons on campsites, such as whether there’s a designated dog walk or doggy shower. View a list of our top dog friendly campsites.
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Which campsites on Somerset's coast are adult only?
Most of our sites along Somerset's coast are family friendly however we do have a selection of member exclusive adult only campsites.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023

Best beaches in Somerset

The Somerset coast is home to several beautiful beaches waiting to be explored. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed seaside holiday for the family to enjoy or a tranquil getaway relaxing by the beach, Somerset has something for everyone.

Minehead Beach

The marvelous Minehead Beach is adored by many, home and abroad. A 30-minute walk from our Minehead Club Site, the beach boasts glorious golden sands and gives you a taste of the traditional, British seaside resort. With acres of space to enjoy a picnic, create sandcastles and more, Minehead Beach is the ultimate fun-filled, family-friendly hotspot. Backed by a fantastic seafront promenade, packed with cafes, restaurants and shops, there’s no shortage of amenities. It’s the perfect place from which to enjoy lovely views across to North Hill, too.

Dunster North West Beach

Continue along the glorious coast where Dunster North West Beach awaits you, a sprawling stretch of sand and shingle that’s brilliant for beach games. This charming coastal retreat is home to a medieval village that sprang up at the foot of Dunster Castle, which is centuries old and nestles atop a rocky outcrop overlooking civilization below.

Blue Anchor West Beach

Head further afield from Dunster and you will find the Blue Anchor West Beach, which is a 10–15-minute drive from our Club Site. This serene sand and shingle beach is fantastic for fossil hunting, a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy, and with a charming local pub close by, you can ‘recharge the batteries’ after your fossil finding expedition.

Porlock Bay

For a seaside experience with a twist, Porlock Bay at Porlock Weir is the place to be. Head west for 20 minutes, by car, from our Club Site to experience Porlock’s pretty harbour, set in the wondrous wooded valley of Porlock Weir – the inspiration behind R D Blackmore’s classic tale, Lorna Doone. This 4-mile-wide stretch of coastline is characterised by its pebble beach, backed by an endless horizon of undulating hills. Recommended by the Marine Conservation Society, the beach is well maintained and boasts excellent water quality, making Porlock Bay a popular destination for fishing, sailing, surfing and swimming.

Berrow Beach

Quieter than most, Berrow Beach is perfect for those seeking a relaxing beach trip. Enjoy a long walk across the beach whilst taking in the stunning sunset. It is also an ideal walking destination for dogs. When the sea is at low tide, you can even spot a real shipwreck! The beach is around a 40-minute drive from our Cheddar Mendip Heights Club Site.

Kilve Beach

Head to the beautiful Kilve Beach for the day. Mainly made up of rocks, this beach is perfect for a day fossil hunting and rock pooling. There is a coastal path with stunning views of both the glittering sea and charming countryside. Kilve Beach is just a 30-minute drive away from our Minehead Club Site.

Bossington Beach

Bossington Beach is a picturesque pebble beach nestled at the eastern end of Porlock Bay. If you park at the National Trust car park in the charming little village of Bossington, enjoy a 2.5 mile walk which leads you to the beach, offering beautiful views down the Exmoor coast to Foreland Point. Our Minehead Club Site is just a 17-minute drive away.

Watchet Beach

Popular with fossil hunters, sandcastle builders and dog-lovers, Watchet Beach is a rocky beach that reveals golden sand at low tide. It is right by Watchet’s pretty harbour, which has lots of lovely coffee shops. The beach is around a 24-minute drive from our Minehead Club Site.


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