Local Links

West Somerset Railway  – steam trains from Bishop’s Lydeard to Minehead

West Somerset Railway Association the unofficial site that has loads of good information

Scooby Doo Too and Seafire fishing boats based in Watchet Marina

Exmoor National Park all you need to know about what’s on offer on Exmoor

Tropiquaria near Watchet, great for kids. Rides, animals, fish etc

Dunster Castle only around 3 miles from Blue Anchor, National Trust castle and gorgeous historic village

Watchet Carnival over 2 weekends in the summer. Towards the end of July, you have Watchet Carnival – procession, fairground and events for kids. Around the end of August, you have Watchet Festival, a weekend outdoor musical extravaganza with live bands

Watchet link to Visit-Watchet site. Up-to-date details of attractions, marina, shops, cafes, pubs etc in charming old town of Watchet

Minehead around 5 miles from Blue Anchor, this old Victorian town has much to offer. Pretty harbour one end, Butlins at the other

Carhampton – turn right out of the chalet park, go over the hill and turn right on the A39 towards Minehead. Carhampton Stores and Post Office on your right, just before the traffic light crossing. Very friendly and helpful, open 7 days a week, all year round. Good for basics. Public car park by hall, just before shop.

Driftwood Cafe

Blue Anchor

01643 821697

The Blue Anchor pub and hotel

Blue Anchor

01984 640239

The Smugglers pub

Blue Anchor

01984 640385

Costcutter – local shop in Blue Anchor, seasonal opening times

01643 822275


Seaward Way

Minehead TA24 5BY    

0845 677 9476


Vulcan Road

Minehead  TA24 6DG   

01643 704477

Carhampton Stores & Post Office – all year, 7 days

Main Road, Carhampton

Minehead TA24 6NQ

01643 821210