Bridgwater

Dogs welcome all year

Lilstock Beach – beach is made up of pebbles and can be hard going to walk on. Popular location for anglers and fossil hunters but please note it is forbidden to extract fossils from the cliffs or bedrock. Parking is about 200 yards for the beach – type of beach: rock/pebble

Stolford Beach – the beach is backed by a storm bank of pebbles. There are small patches of sand and the lower shore consists of extensive mud-flats, signs warn of the dangers of treacherous mud. Parking overlooks the beach – type of Beach: sand/pebbles and mud flats

 

Burnham on Sea

Dogs welcome all year

Berrow – a sandy beach backed by dunes. Signage warns of dangerous sinking sands at low tide, so care needs to be taken when walking your dog off lead. Toilets and parking by beach – type of beach: sandy and mud flats
Brean (South) Beach – part of a six-mile beach said to be the second longest stretch of sand in Europe. Beware of dangerous mud flats at low tide. Facilities include toilets, disabled toilets, parking and shops – type of beach: sand and mud flats

Brean Beach – part of the longest stretch of sand beach in Europe, be aware at low tide when dangerous mud flats are exposed. Toilets and Parking by beach – type of beach: sand and mud flats
Burnham-on-Sea Beach (Yacht Club) – a small stretch of beach consisting of sand, pebbles, mudflats and marsh, further south towards the mouth of the River Parrett. Parking near beach– type of beach: sand/pebbles and mud flats

Restricted access for dogs

Burnham-on-Sea (Jetty – South Beach) – dogs not allowed between the Jetty and the Yacht Club between the 1st May to 30th September, this also includes the Esplanade steps. Beach is backed by a substantial sea wall. Parking and facilities close to beach – type of beach: Sandy

Dogs banned all year

Burnham-on-Sea Beach (Main)
Marine Lake Beach

 

Clevedon

Dogs welcome all year

Ladye Bay – The rocky cove is accessed down a flight of steps and is backed by wooded cliffs. Be warned swimming is not advised due to strong currents as the tide moves and at low tide it can be muddy. There are no facilities – type of beach: Rock and sand

Dogs banned all year

Clevedon Beach

 

Lynton

Dogs welcome all year

Glenthorne – car park is at County Gate on the A39, toilets with disabled facilities are located here. Access to the beach is by a path from the car park descending 1000 feet through woods to the beach and is well signposted. Walking on the beach can be challenging as the beach is made up of large pebbles – type of beach: rocks and pebbles

 

Minehead

Dogs welcome all year

Bossington Beach – a pebble beach which has notoriously strong currents so swimming if not advised. Towards the centre of the beach is a WW2 pill box and old lime kilns. Parking is about half a mile from the beach in the picturesque village of Bossington, toilets are located here with picnic tables, plenty of seating and also a tea room close to the car park. Type of beach: pebble

Minehead Beach (Terminus) – situated west of the main beach. Parking and facilities close by – type of beach: sand and shingle

Porlock Weir Beach – beach is at a picturesque port situated about 1 ¼ miles west of Porlock. There is a small harbour with parking and facilities includes toilets, disabled toilets, shops and a 15th century pub – type of beach: Pebbles/rocks

Selworthy Sands Beach – not an easy beach to get to and one the coastguards frequently have to rescue people from. Beach is backed by steeply sloping cliffs. There are strong cross currents, so swimming is not advisable. Access to the beach is by a sixty-foot descent down a steep slope, you should not attempt to visit this beach unless you are confident of your ability to negotiate this decent. Parking is in the village of Bossington which has toilets, picnic tables and plenty of seating – type of beach: sandy

Greenaleigh Sand Beach – a secluded stretch of beach, towards low tide there is a fairly wide area of sand exposed. Beach backs onto small boulders and wooded cliffs and fields. Parking is not close to the beach and requires a fair walk to reach the beach which means it tends to be a quite location – Type of beach: sand/rock

Restricted access for dogs

Dunster – dogs to be kept on lead at all times except on the sandy foreshore which is washed by the tides. A large beach that extends westwards to Minehead and eastward to Blue Anchor. Beach is quieter than most with views across the Bristol Channel towards the welsh coastline. Parking close to beach with toilets, café and dog bins – type of beach: sand/pebbles

Minehead Beach (The Strand) – dogs not allowed between 1st May to 30th September from the Golf Club to Minehead Harbour. Wide expanse of sand with some areas of shingle and rock pools. Access to the beach is down short ramps or steps. Minehead is one of Somerset’s busiest holiday resorts. Parking, toilets and café close by – type of beach: sandy

Watchet

Dogs welcome all year

Blue Anchor Bay – a quiet coastal location with a long sandy beach. Backed by shingle and a concrete sea wall. Parking close to beach with toilets and a Café overlooking the beach (dog friendly) access to the beach is either down steps from the sea wall, down a cobbled slipway at the eastern end or a walk across the shingle at the western end. Swimming is not advisable, due to strong currents – type for beach: sand/shingle

Doniford Beach – a mud and sand beach with rock pools containing numerous fossils. Parking close to beach – type of beach: mud, sand and rocks

Helwell Bay – a wide beach of mostly rocks and some sand accessed via a flight of steps down to the beach. Signs warn of mud and quicksand. Parking close to beach – type of beach: Rocky

Kilve Beach – located between Minehead and Bridgwater this beach is mostly rocky with plenty of rockpools. There is a grassy area behind the beach which is ideal for picnics and walking your dog. Parking is 200 yards from the beach – type of beach: Rocky

St Audries Bay – a wide bay located near the village of West Quantoxhead. Beach is backed by unstable cliffs and has two waterfalls. Parking is available at Home Farm Holiday Centre for day visitors. Access to beach is a walk of about 150 yards down a wide track followed by a short flight of steps – type of beach: sand, pebble and rock

Watchet Beach – located below the cliffs of the harbour town of Watchet this beach is only exposed at low tide, visitors to be wary of the tide which comes in quickly – type of beach: Rock

 

Weston-Super-Mare

Dogs welcome all year

Middle Hope Beach – beach is backed by low cliffs and farm land and faces the Bristol Channel with views across to Wales. Muddy low tide sand and strong tidal currents. Parking and Toilets are at the end of Beach Road in nearby Sand Bay – type of beach: shingle/rock

Uphill Beach (Slipway) – a quieter place to visit, parking close to beach, toilets in the village of Uphill close by – type of beach: sandy

Restricted access for dogs

Royal Sands – dogs not allowed between 1st May and 30th September – type of beach: sandy
Sanatorium Beach – dogs not allowed between 1st May and 30th September. There is a dog exercise area. An established seaside resort – type of beach: sandy

Sand Bay – Allowed on the beach at any times but not allowed on the sand dunes at any time. A large and relatively wild beach with good views across the Bristol Channel to Wales, popular with dog walkers, be warned there are signs warning of “sinking mud” parking close to the beach – type of beach: sand/shingle

Weston-Super-Mare Beach (Main) – dogs not allowed between 1st May and 30th September. a popular beach with facilities and parking close to beach, at low tide a wide expanse of dangerous mudflats is exposed – type of beach: sandy

Weston-Super-Mare Grand Pier Beach – not allowed between Grand Pier and Royal Sands from 1st May to 30th September. a popular beach with facilities and parking close to beach, at low tide a wide expanse of dangerous mudflats is exposed – type of beach: sandy

Dogs banned all year

Marine Lake Beach