"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Blue Anchor West Beach

Blue Anchor is on the coast of Somerset overlooking the Bristol Channel. The beach is shingle and sand, and the water has a naturally cloudy colour. The beach has a shallow slope and a very large tidal range so that it can be up to half a kilometre to the sea at low tide. The Pill River and Carhampton Stream cross the beach.

Beach type: Mud/sand/shingle

Nearest town: Dunster

Local authority: Somerset County Council

OS Grid Reference: ST023434

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Things to see and do near Blue Anchor West Beach

  • Blue Anchor Railway Museum (0m)
  • Home Farm (0m)
  • Dunster Forest and Estate (2m)
  • Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust (2m)
  • Dunster Castle (2m)
  • Dunster Museum and Doll Collection (2m)
  • Dunster Water Mill (2m)
  • Torre Cider (3m)
  • Tropiquaria Wildlife Park (3m)
  • Market House Museum (3m)
  • West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre (3m)
  • Minehead Eye (3m)
  • K's Entertainment Centre (4m)
  • West Somerset Railway (4m)
  • Williton Pottery (4m)
  • England Coast Path National Trail (4m)
  • Ranscombe Farm Restaurant (5m)

Tourist Information

Dunster
National Park Centre
Dunster Steep
Somerset
England
TA24 6SE

Phone 01643 821 835
Email NPCDunster@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 23 July

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
WSW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 20°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NW
Pressure 1017
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 20°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
NW
Pressure 1017
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
NW
Pressure 1017
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 24%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
WNW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
WNW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
03:41 BST
(02:41 GMT)
Low Tide
09:37 BST
(08:37 GMT)
High Tide
16:11 BST
(15:11 GMT)
Low Tide
22:14 BST
(21:14 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A sand and shingle beach great for finding fossils. Be aware of the very fast tides.

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