As a traditional seaside resort, Minehead has a promenade, long sandy beach and a pebble beach on the Bristol Channel, looking across to Wales. There's a busy harbour and lots of small shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy.
Exmoor starts at the green slopes of North Hill, which overlooks Minehead. From here you can explore the moorland, woodland, rivers and valleys of the National Park, perhaps spotting red deer and Exmoor ponies.
You can also head along the amazing coastline by following The South West Coast Path, which begins on the quayside in Minehead: the start point is a huge sculpture of a pair of hands holding a map.
With so much amazing countryside, Minehead is a perfect base for walkers and cyclists with both road and off-road routes to enjoy: head along North Hill for stunning views of Exmoor and the sea, discover the World War II American tank base remains in Moor Wood and picnic on the rolling moors.
If that sounds a bit too active, you can opt for a Land Rover safari through the wooded valleys, along rivers and across the moors. A more sedate option is to travel along the coast on the West Somerset Railway, the longest heritage steam railway in the country.