Coastal walks in Somerset

Brean Down, coastal site, Somerset

There are plenty of peaceful places you can go along the Somerset coast to explore. Here are a some of coastal areas we suggest you go.

Bossington

Bossington on the Holnicote Estate is part of the South West Coastal Path. From the little village, you can head along the coast towards Porlock and down to Bossington beach or head up towards Minehead. Along the way there is Hurlstone Point and Selworthy Beacon. One a clear day from here you can see across the Bristol Channel and into Wales. 
For a more remote coastal walk try the rugged coast path from Selworthy Beacon to Minehead. It takes you a little closer to the cliff is a popular walk for the Holnicote rangers. 

Sweeping view of Bossington and Porlock, Exmoor
View of Bossington and Porlock
Sweeping view of Bossington and Porlock, Exmoor

Brean Down 

Further along the coast toward Weston-Super-Mare is Brean Down, a natural pier jutting out into the Bristol Channel. The are many walks on the Down including the English Coast Path walk. This links 58 miles of coastline from Brean Down to Minehead on the edge of Exmoor. 
For a walk to the past you can head along the Down to Palmerston Fort. The fort was built to defend the country against a possible Napoleonic invasion.

Explore the heights of Brean Down
Walkers on the steps of Brean Down
Explore the heights of Brean Down

Sand Point 

Just north of Weston-Super-Mare is Sand Point a peaceful place for a walk by the coast. On walks here there is plenty opportunity to see our wildlife. In summer it's can see a Hummingbird hawk-moth feeding from the flowers of lady's bedstraw.

Experience wildlife, archaeology and great views across the Bristol Channel to Wales
Sand Point, extension of the Mendip Hills, Somerset
Experience wildlife, archaeology and great views across the Bristol Channel to Wales