Minehead

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Minehead
Minehead viewed from Grabbist Hill
Minehead viewed from Grabbist Hill
Map of Somerset, with a red dot showing the location of Minehead
Map of Somerset, with a red dot showing the location of Minehead
Minehead
Location within Somerset
Population11,981 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSS970460
Civil parish
  • Minehead
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMINEHEAD
Postcode districtTA24
Dialling code01643
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Somerset
51°12′14″N 3°28′52″W / 51.204°N 3.481°W / 51.204; -3.481Coordinates: 51°12′14″N 3°28′52″W / 51.204°N 3.481°W / 51.204; -3.481

Minehead is a seaside town and civil parish in Somerset, England. It is in the borough of Somerset West and Taunton.

In 2011, the town had a population of 11,981. It is close to the border with Devon.

The town is 21 miles (34 km) north-west of Taunton, Somerset's county town.

It is close to the Exmoor National Park.

Minehead is famous for being the location of Butlin's Minehead, a popular holiday camp owned by Butlin's.

The town is the starting point of the South West Coast Path, the longest countryside walking trail in the United Kingdom.

Twinning[change | change source]

Minehead has one twin town. It is twinned with:

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