Minehead is West Somerset's Premier Seaside Town often referred to as The Gateway to the Exmoor National Park given its unique and desirable position between the beautiful National Park of Exmoor and the sea. The town lies on the south bank of the Bristol Channel, 21 miles north-west of the County Town of Taunton. Exeter and Bristol are of equidistance to Minehead, and both these cities provide excellent shopping and leisure facilities esteemed throughout the West Country. Furthermore, both Exeter and Bristol have their own airports which offer an ever growing selection of national and international flights.
Minehead itself has a good range of local shops and restaurants together with leisure facilities such as Golf, Sailing and the Community Sports Centre. Minehead offers traditional seaside fun, with its promenade and long, sandy beach, and pebble beach near the harbour, which stretches for a mile and gives views across the Bristol Channel to Wales whilst the North Hill, where Exmoor National Park begins, is just a short walk from the centre of town.