historic harbour town of Watchet on the Bristol Channel coast has a proud
maritime past which stretches back over many hundreds of years. Now, in the 21st century, the future of the harbour is brighter than
ever before, with the opening of the unique Watchet Harbour Marina in July 2001.
Harbour Marina has a total of 180 berths for berth holders and visiting
yachts, suitable for sail or motor boats up to 25 metres in length and 7.5 metres in width.
in an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, Watchet Harbour Marina
is destined to become extremely popular as a port of call, whether it be for a
weekend, a holiday, or as a permanent home for your craft.
Watchet itself offers much with its pretty, narrow streets, and broad Esplanade alongside the marina. It has a station for the West Somerset Steam Railway which has a regular timetable of beautifully restored steam locomotives running to Bishops Lydeard and Minehead. There is also Watchet Museum which tells the history of Watchet and its Viking connections, and Watchet Boat Museum focusing on the maritime history of the area and the famous "flattie" boats.
Evenings in Watchet can be fun with live music most weekends at The Esplanade Club, great beer and food at pubs like The Star, The Bell, Pebbles, and The London Inn. There is also the Spice Merchant (Indian), and Oriental Pearl (Chinese) restaurants and of course, our very own The Marina Cafe, serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and AMAZING Cream Teas !
Nearby is the town of Dulverton, southern gateway to Exmoor National Park. Dulverton is situated on the River Barle which enjoys a fine reputation for its trout and salmon fishing.
National Park is nearby with its extensive area of wild and unspoilt countryside
with many distinctive characteristics including native red deer and ponies, dramatic coastline, and open moorland and heaths.
you may like to visit the bustling resort town of Minehead
with its sandy beaches, superb countryside, and modern facilities behind
a front of historic buildings. It provides entertainment, extensive shopping
facilities and a range of hostelries ready to serve you with good food and
you find the time donít forget to visit Dunster and its imposing castle,
Porlock village and the infamous 1:4 Porlock Hill, and the timeless Quantock
Hills. And if you run out of time on your first visit, Watchet Harbour Marina
will be waiting to welcome you back.