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 to 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.
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 West Somerset Railway. The modern family cottage offers comfort and relaxing outdoor spaces as well as a prime position in this lovely seaside village.
With panoramic views of Blue Anchor Bay, Ash is a modern coastal cottage ideal for a seaside holiday. Situated in Primrose Hill, Somerset, the cottage offers disabled access as well as gorgeous gardens, a games room, contemporary comforts, plus access to beaches and the delights of Exmoor.
Elm is an ideal seaside escape. The coastal cottage lies in Blue Anchor Bay, Somerset, and 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, plus proximity to Exmoor.
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.
Feel the sea breeze and admire the views of Blue Anchor Bay at Beech, a coastal cottage in Primrose Hill, Somerset. Play in the sun or explore Exmoor National Park, before retiring to a cottage with wheelchair access, a games room and a furnished garden with beautiful views of the countryside.
- Compton Bishop
- Huish Champflower
- Nether Stowey
- North Perrott
- Old Cleeve
- Porlock Weir
- Shepton Mallet
- South Petherton
- Wheddon Cross
- Wootton Courtenay
Blue Anchor Bay Road runs east and west behind the beach, and is home to a variety of independent businesses. At the western edge of the beach, 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 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, listed Marshwood farmhouse dates back to the 15th century and was once a manor house or grange.