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Photographs, information, and places of interest, in and around Minehead in West Somerset.

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The RNLI lifeboat station, a lifeboat, and the tracked machine used to move boats onto the beach. Minehead 2010

Minehead really does offer a great deal for a wide range of tastes. A fabulous base for walking, it also offers an excellent sandy beach, a harbour, a spacious prom', a lively holiday centre, a railway terminus, comprehensive shopping and a wealth of cultural, historical and literary associations. Minehead preserves much of its 'old world' charm despite offering the visitor a vibrant modern holiday or touring centre. Visit St Michael's church on the hill or seek out the 'hobby horse'; you won't be disappointed.

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Good value accommodation: Bethany Guest House; Lorna Doone Guest House; Sunfield B&B

Pubs in and around Minehead: Duke of Wellington; Hobby Horse Inn; Old Ship Aground; Quay Inn

Restaurants, cafes, and tea rooms in Minehead: Alcombe Tandoori; Cobblestones Restaurant; Mullions Restaurant; Sashes Restaurant

Places of interest in and around Minehead: Butlins; Cleeve Abbey; Dunster Castle; Dunkery; West Somerset Railway

Nearby towns and villages: Alcombe; Allerford, Bossington, Blue Anchor, Carhampton, Chapel Cleeve, Dunster, Holnicote, Horner, Luccombe, Porlock, Porlock Weir, Selworthy, Timberscombe, Tivington, Watchet, West Luccombe, Wootton Courtenay

Offsite Minehead link: Minehead (Minehead on old postcards)

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Small tides, Minehead harbour

Idle tides and

David's boat is lying

At the steps below Quay Head.

Punts die as dropped

Behind the last tired tide

That slipped into

The cloud-filled spillages

Of sea-tied bladderwrack

Vied are cries of

Gulls and children's voices

Sucked between the

Teeth of crowded houses

Tied along the street

While overheard more

Clouds slide up the shore

To nudge another tide

Of little worth

To bide its time and

Hardly make its way.

It's in such neaps

That creep unstirred

Across flat sands

That danger lies

In underestimating them.

John Gilman 2010


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