Blue Anchor is a lovely seaside village in Somerset with beach walks to Minehead and Dunster. A West Somerset Railway Engine Pulls into Blue Anchor

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Blue Anchor

The village of Blue Anchor lies on the West Somerset coast, on the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park. With Watchet and the Quantocks to its east and Minehead and Dunster to its west, it is perfectly positioned for exploring the region. The village’s beach is famous as the subject of Port Sunlight, a painting by JMW Turner. It is a spectacular stretch of sand and shingle shore, where sunbathing and swimming are popular. There are far-reaching views across the Bristol Channel towards Wales and North Hill at Minehead. Highly recommended on self-catering holidays in Blue Anchor, the village has a station on the West Somerset Railway, which runs through 22 miles of unspoiled countryside between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard. The station houses an excellent museum with exhibits on the history of the heritage railway. 

A bungalow sits behind a large lawn with flower-filled borders.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

The Blue Anchor promenade lies just moments from Meadow View, a charming coastal cottage in Somerset with views across a meadow to the ocean and the West Somerset Heritage Railway. The modern family cottage offers comfort, relaxing outdoor spaces, and a prime position in this lovely seaside village.

  • Accessible Cottages
  • Active Holidays
  • Agency Cottages
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Walking Holidays
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2

Enjoy wonderful views and a sea breeze at Oak, a coastal cottage at Primrose Hill in Somerset which boasts beautiful gardens, disabled access, contemporary comforts, a games room and light-filled spaces. Admire the countryside views and spend days exploring Blue Anchor Bay and Exmoor National Park.

  • Accessible By Train
  • Accessible Cottages
  • Active Holidays
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Cottages With Games Rooms
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages
  • Independent Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Small Cottages
  • Walking Holidays
Exterior of a wooden holiday lodge in Watchet, surrounded by lawns,mature pine tree and beach hedges.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Watch the sunset over Blue Anchor from the private deck of Pines, a lovely romantic cottage in Cleeve Park, Somerset. Explore the region of Exmoor and relax at a coastal cottage with an open-plan design, abundant natural light and a generous enclosed garden.

  • Accessible By Train
  • Active Holidays
  • Agency Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Cycling Holidays
  • Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages
  • Romantic Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Small Cottages
  • Walking Holidays
A single-storey Somerset holiday cottage in Blue Anchor overlooks a lawned garden.
Ash
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Ash is a modern Somerset coastal cottage in Blue Anchor with panoramic views of Blue Anchor Bay, ideal for a seaside holiday. The cottage offers disabled access as well as gorgeous gardens, a games room, contemporary comforts, plus access to beaches and the delights of the nearby Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Exmoor National Park.

  • Accessible By Train
  • Accessible Cottages
  • Active Holidays
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Cottages With Games Rooms
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages
  • Independent Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Small Cottages
  • Walking Holidays
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Feel the sea breeze and admire the views of Blue Anchor Bay at Beech, a Somerset holiday cottage in Blue Anchor. Its location allows guests to split their holiday between beach days and exploring nearby Exmoor. Facilities at Beech Bungalow include wheelchair access, a games room and a furnished garden with beautiful views of the Somerset countryside.

  • Accessible By Train
  • Accessible Cottages
  • Active Holidays
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Cottages With Games Rooms
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages
  • Independent Cottages
  • Small Cottages
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3

Elm is an ideal seaside escape. The coastal holiday cottage in Blue Anchor Bay, Somerset, boasts wonderful ocean and countryside views from its delightful gardens, which catch the sea breeze. The cottage also offers a games room, wheelchair access and contemporary comforts, and has easy access to Exmoor and The Quantock Hills.

  • Accessible By Train
  • Active Holidays
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Cottages With Games Rooms
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages
  • Independent Cottages
  • Small Cottages
  • Walking Holidays

Blue Anchor Bay Road runs east and west behind the beach and is home to a variety of independent businesses. At the beach’s western edge, Driftwood Café serves good coffee and other refreshments, while Hoburne Café is known for its delicious scones and lunches. Near the banks of Pill River, the Smugglers Inn serves local ciders and ales and a menu of pub classics prepared with locally sourced ingredients. There is also a small grocery near the beach.

Holiday cottages in Blue Anchor are a stone’s throw from the West Somerset Coast Path, which connects the eastern end of the South West Coast Path with the Parrett Trail. Not to be missed during a stay in a holiday cottage in Blue Anchor, there is a brick kiln in the village that dates back to the early 19th century and is believed to be the only one of its kind in Somerset. Nearby, the listed Marshwood farmhouse dates back to the 15th century and was once a manor house or grange.

Villages with Holiday Cottages in the Quantocks

Bicknoller

Halse

Huish Champflower

Kilve

Monksilver

Nether Stowey

Old Cleeve

Stogumber

Triscombe

Washford

Watchet

Williton

Wiveliscombe