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Somerset is packed full of things to do and see, from the Quantock hills and their beautiful scenery to the magic and mystery of Glastonbury. In between is the Cheddar Gorge with its caves and the wild moorland of Exmoor National Park.

Somerset has plenty of beaches from the wild and rocky to the more traditional seaside resorts.

Kilve Beach

AmmoniteFossil Collecting
Kilve beach sits at the bottom of the Quantocks and is a site of Special Scientific Interest. Not only does Kilve have fantastic rock formations but also a wide range of fossils especially ammonites...
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Clevedon Beach and Pier

Clevedon PierThe beach at Clevedon is pebbly but has plenty of rock pools to amuse the kids. Along the sea front there are plenty of amenities, cafes and restaurants...
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The Cheddar Gorge

The Cheddar GorgeThis huge limestone gorge is near the village of Cheddar in the Mendips. The gorge was formed by melt water more than a million years ago and is also riddled with cave systems including the famous Cheddar caves...
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The Quantock Hills

The QuantocksThe Quantocks are a range of hills which run from Bridgewater to Taunton. Stretching for about 12 miles, the Quantocks are officially designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty
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Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury TorRising high above the Somerset Levels stands the evocative Glastonbury Tor and the tower of St Michael's church. The Tor is steeped in myth and legend and are strongly associated with tales of of King Arthur and Avalon...
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Ashton Windmill

Ashton WindmillThis gorgeous windmill sits on a ridge known as the Isle of Wedmore amidst the Somerset Levels...
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Minehead Beach

Minehaed beachA long sandy beach with plenty of amenities and good views out across the Bristol channel.
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Warren Bay near Watchet

Warren BayDog friendly | Fossil hunting
This beach is great for rock pools and fossils and is off the beaten track...
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Berrow Beach

Dogs allowed but beware the mud flats
This beach is great for sports such as kite surfing and horse riding and offers some fantastic walks it is no good for swimming as there are dangerous mud flats...
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Burnham-on-Sea Main Beach

Burnham lighthouseThe main beach at Burnham on Sea has all amenities including cafes and amusements, there are also donkey rides during the summer months and a large children's paddling pool. Further along the beach to the north is the unusual wooden lighthouse on legs...
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article thumbnailKilve Beach
Fossil Collecting Kilve beach sits at the bottom of the Quantocks and is a site of Special Scientific Interest. Not only does Kilve have fantastic rock formations but also a wide range of...