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Steam Coast Trail

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Attraction Information

Up for an active family day out in West Somerset? Put on your walking shoes or hop on your bikes and get ready to take on The Steam Coast Trail. Explore 2 trails, both part of an on-going community project to develop a network of multi-use paths to link Minehead to Williton. Got energy? Do both in the same day!

The Phase One path covers a 2km stretch from Dunster Beach almost all the way to Blue Anchor. Into cycling? You can use the path to connect to 25km of existing cycle paths and B-road cycling. Stunning views and great local attractions, such as Dunster Castle, await along the way.

Little train lovers in the family? Join the 1km Phase Two path from Cobbler’s Steps in Washford to Dragon’s Cross and go steam trainspotting! This part of the Steam Coast Trail is also 100% suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, so the entire family can come along.

  • Explore 2 trails in West Somerset
  • Brilliant for accessing the beaches
  • Great for steam trainspotting
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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Dunster Steep, Dunster, Somerset and Bristol, TA24 6RL, England

Phone number

07909 007406



Click here to visit Steam Coast Trail's website.


To join the Phase Two path, cycle across Blue Anchor esplanade to the end, turn right onto Dragon’s Cross Road and cycle around 1.5 miles of hilly B road

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Steam Coast Trail is wheelchair friendly.

Please remember to reach the village of Blue Anchor from this Trail you need to cross 700 m of shingle beach which is not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs and is tricky to push your bike along.

Yes, Steam Coast Trail have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

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