One of the reasons we set up our second home in Doniford/Watchet was the surrounding areas that are within a very short drive


 Minehead Beach

Minehead Beach

The sea at Doniford has the second fastest rising and lowering tide in the world, coming in up to 12 Metres above sea level and falling the same, twice a day.  When the sea is out, there is no sand, only pebbles but thats great for rock pool fishing and finding sea life and fossils.

If its a sandy beach you want, a 5 minute drive will bring you to a small, very quiet sandy beach.

If its a nice commercial beach you are looking for then turning right out of the park for 10 miles will bring you into Minehead.

Turning left out of the park, you are about 20 minute car drive into Burnham-On-Sea.

If you fancied a slightly longer drive then Weston-Super-Mare and Brean are about 30 miles away.

Cheddar Gorge

 Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge

Just over 30 miles away you have the gorgeous Cheddar Gorge.  If the weather is right, there is no place better to explore this part of the country.

Wookey hole

 Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole

About 35 miles away you have the incredible Wookey Hole, where a nice pleasant day can be spent with the family.

Doniford farm

Within walking distance, infact right next door, is the wonderful Doniford Farm.

And even better news is - Entrance is FREE of CHARGE. (Donation requested)

They have Birds of Prey, Meerkats and the usual farm animals as well as llama and owls etc.

And yes they have the compulsary Tea Rooms for your cream teas, snacks and full meals, making a cracking breakfast !  Sunday Lunch is great too! THIS IS A "MUST VISIT" PLACE.


About 25 Miles away is the lovely town of Lynmouth
About 40 Miles away is the lovely town of Ilfracombe