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From the moment you arrive at Minehead's historic harbour you are in for a day of discovery. Enjoy the long flat sandy beach- ideal for children to play.

The promenade boasts cafés, bars and shops offering access to the beach and spectacular views across to North Hill.

St Michael’s Church, built in the 14th Century, can be found on the lower slopes of North Hill and can be accessed from the road or the quaint Church Steps.

Just a short stroll from the seafront are Blenheim Gardens, Minehead’s largest park, which opened in 1925. These beautiful gardens are open all year with a bandstand and wide variety of free entertainment during the summer months.

If you have booked for our inclusive steam train ride package then you will also discover the other great attraction of Minehead – the West Somerset Railway – a preserved line re-living the golden age of steam along 18 miles of stunning scenery. Enjoy a great day ashore at Minehead- where the Exmoor coast meets the sea!.

View map of the departure point

Sailing from: Minehead Harbour wall (inner)

Postcode: TA24 5UL

Access: By road - A 39. Follow signs to harbour.

Car parking: Paid on-street parking along Seafront/Warren Road. Long-stay car parks: Station Car Park, Alexandra Road Car Park, North Road Car Park, Quay West Car Park, Clanville Car Park. These are council run car parks and charges apply.

For more information see: http://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk/Transport---Streets/Car-Parks---Parking/Car-Parks-in-West-Somerset

Public transport: Taunton Rail station (17 miles). West Somerset Steam Railway [occasional connections with mainline]. Local bus stop: Minehead, Railway Station and walk along Esplanade.

Please use
http://www.travelinesw.com/ to plan your journey

Additional local information: Minehead Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 01643 702624

 

 

    Cruise & explore: Ilfracombe [coach return]
    Join Balmoral at Minehead’s lovely small harbour before sailing along the stunning Exmoor Coast passing Porlock Bay, Foreland Point & Lighthouse, Lynton and Lynmouth and some of the highest cliffs in England. Then sail into the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium. Passenger return by inclusive coach.

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    Cruise Devon Coast to Baggy Point & explore Ilfracombe [coach return]
    Sail along the magnificent Exmoor coast including Porlock Bay before calling at Ilfracombe. Continue past Lee Bay, Bull Point & Lighthouse and Morte Point before sailing through Morte Bay and off the surfing resort of Woolacombe towards Baggy Point. On return, disembark at Ilfracombe for 2 hours ashore before joining inclusive coaches to take you back to Minehead.

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    Cruise & explore: Ilfracombe
    Join Balmoral at Minehead’s lovely small harbour before sailing along the stunning Exmoor Coast passing Porlock Bay, Foreland Point & Lighthouse, Lynton and Lynmouth and some of the highest cliffs in England. Then sail into the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium.
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    Cruise & explore: Lundy Island
    Sail along the wonderful Exmoor Coast to call at Ilfracombe before continuing straight on to Lundy Island. Climb the steep island paths for breath-taking views, enjoy a drink in the island’s only Marisco Tavern & write postcards to send by special Lundy post.
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