GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

West Somerset Coast Path

25 miles (40 km)

Follow the beautiful Somerset coast through the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on this lovely coastal walk.
The walk begins at the car park at Steart, next to the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve Nature Reserve. You then follow the path west, along the coast, to the village of Watchet with its pretty harbour and piers.
From Watchet, you continue to Minehead along Blue Anchor Bay and Dunster Beach Nature Reserve. Here you could take a short detour inland and visit Dunster Castle where there is a lovely large deer park.
This is an excellent walk for anyone with an interest in geology as local people have uncovered the remains of elk antlers and wild boar tusks on the shores. Fossilised oak and yew tree sections are also still visible in places.
Also of interest are the views of Flat Holm and Steep Holm Islands which you can visit by boat from Minehead in the summer. On a clear day, there are also good views of the South Wales coast across the Bristol Channel.

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Starting point, West Somerset Coastal Path - geograph.org.uk - 1008016

Starting point, West Somerset Coastal Path

Stormy weather on the West Somerset Coast - geograph.org.uk - 172495

Stormy weather on the West Somerset Coast. Looking west towards Lilstock along the clifftop path

Coastal path east of Lilstock - geograph.org.uk - 1436793

Coastal path east of Lilstock

Dunster Beach - geograph.org.uk - 22701

Dunster Beach with the tide out

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