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Please rate this beach : Overall rating : 4.2 (37 votes)

Greenaleigh Sand

Greenaleigh Sand

Greenaleigh Sand is about 1½ miles west of Minehead harbour, and is sandy at low to mid tide. It is backed by a storm bank of shingle behind which is a small, muddy lagoon. The easiest way to get here is via the coastal path from Minehead, following signs for Greenaleigh and Burgundy Chapel. A shorter, but much steeper route is to follow Moor Road out of Minehead, and park (free) at Grid Ref: SR953475, where old concrete roads pleasantly situated amongst the trees of Moor Wood provide the parking area, 760 feet above sea level. From here walk east into the woods, turning onto any path which leads downhill. This should take you to Greenaleigh farm which you walk past, thence turning right down to the beach.

The photos were taken 1½ hours after low tide.

Stream and rock-pools on Greenaleigh Sand
Stream and rock-pools on Greenaleigh Sand
There is 1 review for this beach :
Name : Thomas
Date : 30 Mar 2019
Comment : This is the best swimming location on the Somerset coast ( AT HIGH TIDE !). A really remote and pretty beach, there is hardly ever anyone there, and you can drive along towards Greenaleigh if you can identify the road from Minehead and park half a mile before the bay if you're lucky. It is the first beach for 80 miles south of the Somerset border at Portbury that does not have a band of mud at low tide. Minehead, Weston, Brean, Clevedon and Portishead invariably mean wading through mud.
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