Beach Safety

All beach users are reminded of the normal precautions to be taken when in or near the water particularly where children are involved. Harbour Jumping or "Tombstoning" is a dangerous activity and can result in serious injury or death.

Due to the tidal range in the Bristol Channel beach users should be aware of the danger of being trapped at the bottom of cliffs by an incoming tide. In addition at low tide there is the likelihood of becoming trapped in mud, signage to this effect is displayed at most beach access points.

Life saving equipment is located at Minehead Beach and Harbour, Blue Anchor Beach and Watchet Harbour/Marina and is inspected regularly and maintained or replaced as necessary.

There is a Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) inshore lifeboat station located next to Minehead Harbour.  In an emergency they should be contacted by dialling 999 and asking for the Coastguard.

Tide Table Information 

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