Minehead is mentioned as far back as the Domesday Book in 1087. Until the 15th century Minehead's main income was derived from farming rather than fishing. This was to change though and the busy Bristol Channel helped the town grow and develop its shipping and woollen industries.
Today Minehead is a bustling community and a tourist resort. It still has a tradition fishing fleet and many of these now take tourists out for day trips. Minehead has a host of attractions and is also near Exmoor National Park. The town has spent a lot of time and effort with its streets lined with impressive floral displays and thoughtful garden landscaping. The town has won the Britain in Bloom competition in 1995 and 1997.
Shopping is good in Minehead and there is plenty to do and see. The area is well served with good quality restaurants, cafes and bars. This is the home of Butlins Somerwest World which is located on the seafront and features plenty of entertainment and rides.
Minehead is one of Somerset's busiest holiday resorts. There is a wide sandy beach and a trip on the Somerset Steam Railway is recommended. If the weather is not so good the indoor Aquasplash Leisure Pool and entertainment centres will keep you occupied.
More details can be found at: www.minehead.co.uk