Kilve Beach

Kilve Beach

The small village of Kilve is found in Somerset, England. Here you can find Kilve beach, which is great place for walking and photography. Its around 30 minutes drive from Minehead, which is to it’s west, and is a similar distance east to Bridgewater. If you find yourself in Somerset and are looking for a good day trip then I recommend heading here. Its a great place to enjoy walking along the clifftops and beach. It’s a lot more quite than some other spots along the coast, especially if you visit out of season.

Kilve Facilities

The area is best accessed by car. Head along the A39 to Kilve village, where you can find a road leading down to the beach. There is a small pay and display carpark here which is a short walk from the beach area. Bring coins as you will likely require them, I have seen issues reported in regards to paying by card. There is a small toilet here but it’s not well maintained. Therefore I recommend bringing your own paper.

I haven’t tried it but you can find Chantry Tea Gardens along the road down to the beach. It’s just past St Mary’s Church. It sells drinks and snacks. Otherwise I’d recommend brining a picnic, there is a green space behind the beach you can sit on as well as some benches.

Kilve Coastal Walk

The great thing about Kilve beach, and the reason why I have made this blog post, is it’s cliffs. You can get some really great views over them as you walk along the tops.

A view over some of the cliffs and Kilve beach
The cliffs

Lookout for the old pill box on the cliff tops.

A red brick pill box overlooking sea
Pill Box

You can also head down onto the beach and find some interesting rock formations. Look for the steps down (head left from the car park) to reach this area which has some great formations.

A view from the rocky beach of on of Kilve's cliff faces. The sea is to the left and you can see more cliffs in the distance.
Interesting cliffs

If you’re looking for a longer walk, this area is actually part of the West Somerset Coast Path. You can find a 4 day itinerary here:

https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/england-coast-path-south-west/itinerary/brean-to-minehead/


Thanks for reading.

Whilst Kilve is only a small place, I personally think it’s a great spot to enjoy nature, hence I’ve written this post about it. I’ve also heard it’s a good place for fossil hunting, so if you’re visiting with kids that could be great activity to try.

If you’re looking for other places in the South West of England to visit then please check out my post on Bath.

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