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Stolford and Hinkley Point

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


  • Directions

    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.

  • Accessibility

    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.

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