Stolford and Hinkley Point
Habitat: Rocky and muddy shore, shingle, grazing marshes, sea, warm-water outfall
Grid ref/postcode for car park/access point ST234459, TA5 1TW
From the A39 west of Bridgwater go north through Cannington towards Hinkley Point. After 3.8 miles turn right towards Stolford, then right again at a T-junction after 1.2 miles. Bear left, and park by the seawall at the end of the road. Caution: minor roads are narrow with sharp bends.
The coastal path is wide, mostly flat and either gravel or concrete, so easy if you need to take it steadily. Unfortunately, gates that are usually locked and a narrow pedestrian gate make it mostly inaccessible for wheelchair users.
No facilities on site: shops and pubs in Cannington, but nearest public toilets are in Bridgwater.
About the Site
The shore is part of Bridgwater Bay NNR, managed by Natural England.
In these security-conscious days, if planning a group visit it’s worth contacting the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (01278 658042) to let them know in advance.