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Steam Coast Trail

Dunster, Somerset and Bristol, England

  • Train at Steam Coast Trail - Phase One in Dunster
  • Kids cycling at Steam Coast Trail - Phase One in Dunster
  • Family at Steam Coast Trail - Phase One in Dunster

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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

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


Click here to visit Steam Coast Trail's website
07909 007406

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Guest suitability

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.


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