Most of the present day development of the town, a short walk inland from the seafront, is Victorian. There is a statue of Queen Anne in the town centre.
The 14th century parish church stands on a wooded hill accompanied by thatched cottages, and the steep Church Steps lead down from here into the town centre.
To the West of the main seafront area is the old harbour, while to the East is Somerwest World, formerly known as Butlin`s holiday camp.
The lovely Blenheim Gardens are situated between the seafront and the town centre.
Minehead is the terminus of the West Somerset Railway. Steam trains run for 20 miles to Bishop`s Lydeard, near Taunton.
The famous hobby horse dance is performed annually on May Day.
Arthur C. Clarke, the science fiction writer best known for "2001: A Space Odyssey" was born at Minehead.