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Campsites near a sandy beach in Somerset ????

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Katsh Wed 09-Jul-08 13:24:30

We have to go to Somerset in August and I am looking for a site near a sandy beach for us to take our trailer tent to. I've seen a few websites but as I don't know the area at all I'd love some recommendations. We like fairly quiet sites with good kids play areas, clean wash blocks and close to beaches.

Katsh Wed 09-Jul-08 21:04:12


Katsh Thu 10-Jul-08 10:07:23

where are all the camping gurus? Please ... anyone got any thoughts smile .....

mummypud Thu 10-Jul-08 10:13:45

a fantastic on eis holiday resort unity , it has great clean facilites and is quiet but has everything you need a short walk away , fair , amusements etc , the beach is a little walk but its a very pleasent walk and ther are some lovely clubs etc . the touring area is really nice and it is a very well maintained site .

mummypud Thu 10-Jul-08 10:14:15

it is near weston supa mere by the way

Katsh Fri 11-Jul-08 13:15:33


OrmIrian Fri 11-Jul-08 13:18:26

I hate to say this but there aren't any really sandy beaches in Somerset. They tend to be muddy with a cover of sand or shingly. If I were you I'd forget the sand thing and find a site near Watchet or Minehead. Interesting fossily beaches and lovely countrysi. Or go a bit further to North Devon - Porlock maybe.

Katsh Fri 11-Jul-08 18:08:04

Thank you - I had been starting to suspect that to be the case! ARe the beaches at Minehead and Watchet sandy or just good and interesting?

babyjjbaby Sun 13-Jul-08 21:18:05

theres warren farm nice and close to the beach there is northam farm which is wonderful very close to the beach unity resort wouldn't go unless u have got a lot of money and don't mind big and busy diamond farm nice quiet and cheap a bit further away from the beach but quieter and only takes 15 mins slow walk to the beach if u have gto babys i would recommend northam farm as they have wonderful baby rooms hth [grins]

Katsh Mon 14-Jul-08 10:24:44

Thanks very much. Have checked those out. Northam Farm and Diamond Farm have availability. Which do you think is nicer ? ( 3 kids 8, 6, and 9 mths and dog! )

babyjjbaby Mon 14-Jul-08 10:33:07

well northam farm have got baby rooms but it is bigger and noiser also there is geese and wild rabbits there so sepends if u trust ya dog lol northam farm is closer to the beach and the busy end of brean by the fair and stuff so depends what u like if u want the big busy end of brean and the fair and stuff then northma farm but if u want a quiet holiday and just the beach then diamond farm hth

Katsh Mon 14-Jul-08 11:56:20

Thanks. I wouldn't trust the dog with rabbits so I think it sounds like Diamond Farm is the one to go for. Thanks a lot for your help.

babyjjbaby Mon 14-Jul-08 12:18:45

thats ok if u need electric u would have to book if not u just turn up and also if u r in a tent with no electric u can be on the park field so the kids can just go to the park and u watc them

OrmIrian Mon 14-Jul-08 13:28:08

Just interesting really.

Lots of fossils and mud. But the countryside is lovely. Quite near Exmoor too.

Pixel Fri 18-Jul-08 22:56:47

Porlock beach is very stoney but is only about 10 mins drive from Minehead which does have sand. If I've done it right there is a pic in my profile.

Katsh Tue 22-Jul-08 21:07:46

Thanks. You have done it right and it looks great.

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