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We welcome visitors to our historic harbour in Minehead. There are plenty of local attractions to explore:

  • Dunster village is a short bus ride away
  • Porlock town, with its own harbour
  • Butlins, in walking distance of Minehead harbour
  • West Somerset Railway, a heritage line, is also in walking distance of Minehead harbour
  • Farmers’ market in Minehead town centre on Fridays

General information

  • Public toilets are available in the car park next to the harbour
  • Rubbish bins are provided on the quayside and in the car park
  • Don’t throw your rubbish into the harbour
  • You must not discharge sewage into the harbour as it’s close to a swimming area
    the nearest bus stop is at the end of Quay Street
  • Minehead Railway Station is at the end of Quay Street, opposite the Beach Hotel

Harbour facilities

  • Visitors’ moorings – limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Call at the fishing tackle kiosk on the quayside or phone our assistant harbour master on 07528 208758 when you arrive
  • Slipways – there is a concrete slipway with a nearby public car park
  • How to pay fees – you can pay slipway fees at the fishing tackle kiosk, on the quayside. You will get a receipt
  • Annual slipway consent – Contact the harbour master in order to complete the form and send it to us, with the relevant fee. Annual slipway consents expire on 30 April each year and can’t be transferred

Harbour users

There are some basic health and safety measures so visitors must:

  • Register the name of the vessel at the harbour master office or fishing tackle kiosk
  • Keep to the three knots speed limit
  • Ensure free passage to other vessels at all times
  • Ensure the vessel does not block stairs or landings
  • Ensure sails are not loose after sunset or during squally weather
  • Ensure rubbish and litter are not discharged into the harbour
  • Ensure adequate means of controlling any oil spillage that may occur
  • Have proper insurance to cover third-party claims when in the harbour or parked on any property we own or manage
  • Pay attention to the health and safety of other users, including walkers on the harbourside, at all times
  • Obey the harbour byelaws

Last reviewed: April 15, 2024 by Jenny

Next review due: October 15, 2024

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