Base Lodge, 16 The Parks, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8BS

Call Wendy or Graham on 01643 703520 or 07731 651536


Base Lodge is ideally situated for exploring Exmoor, the Quantocks and the North Devon coast by mountain bike or foot. Excellent off and on road mountain biking for all levels. Guided mountain biking and secure lock up facilities. Exmoor affords excellent scenic moor and coastal views and the 600+ mile long South West Coastal Path starts here in Minehead. Other activities can be arranged including mountain biking, navigational training, climbing, surfing, pony-trekking and natural history walks and talks.

Base Lodge is clean, comfortable and friendly, providing a shared, fully equipped kitchen and dining room. Local pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    22: 2x2, 1x7, 1x6, 1x5
  • Open:

    All year. All day access once booked (reception open from 3pm).
  • Price per night:

    Dorms £17.50 (£20 one night), private single £7.50 supplement, twin/double £40. Sole use of Base Lodge from £200. Family room discount.
  • Booking:

    Booking advisable, bookings taken by phone or email or take a chance and call in. Deposit required for groups or exclusive use.
  • Directions:

    With the sea behind you, drive/walk up The Parade until you reach Park Street, continue straight on until you reach a fork. Take the right fork into The Parks (Baptist Church on your right). Only limited parking is available.
  • Public Transport:

    Coach station 5 min walk. Buses from Taunton, Exeter and Tiverton. Train station: Taunton (26 miles). Steam railway from Taunton to Minehead.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and has a pub within walking distance. It is on a dark sky area, the The Dartmoor National Park & Exmoor National Park map and the SW Coast Path.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Base Lodge

Minehead Beach.

March 23rd 2018

Enjoy blissful days relaxing on the golden sands of Minehead Beach!

Enjoy blissful days of relaxing on golden sandy shores: less than a mile from Base Lodge is the seaside town of Minehead! Minehead offers shops, cafes, bars and spectacular views, and- of course- the lovely Minehead Beach! The beach is perfect for families seeking fun and relaxation, as there is plenty of space for everything exciting in life, even building sandcastles! 😉 The beach is so accessible that you get sea views from the hostel!  

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Explore the Quantocks

September 10th 2017

The AONB has a fascinating range of landscapes.

There’s all sorts of ways to enjoy the scenic Quantock Hills: biking, horse riding, walking guided trips. You can base yourself at Base Lodge in the traditional coast town of Minehead and then head out!

Once a Royal Hunting Forest, the Quantocks are now valued as a site of natural beauty and diversity. Search the beaches for fossils on the ‘Jurrassic Coast’; see Red Deer stags raising their majestic heads above the heather; listen out for woodpeckers in the ancient woodland ‘coombe’.



Self catering accommodation for a seaside holiday

December 29th 2016

Minehead, with its long flat sandy beach, is the start of the South West Coast Path and the Northern Gateway to Exmoor.


Self catering accommodation for a seaside holiday in Minehead. Minehead, with its long flat sandy beach, is the start of the South West Coast Path and a gateway to Exmoor.   Base Lodge offers self catering accommodation in the centre of Minehead, close to the towns park and shops and just a few minutes from the sea front.   Minehead is a great coastal location with access to the stunning scenery of Exmoor and the Quantock Hills.   Perfect for a family seaside holiday and walking and sightseing. Minehead has a long flat sandy beach, great for picnics, games and sandcastle building.  The harbour has a RNLI station and pleasure boat cruises on the paddle steamer Waverley.  The promenade has cafés, bars, shops and spectacular views across to North Hill.  You can walk up to St Michael’s Church using the quaint Church Steps between  thatched cottages and overlooking the town.   To see the location of Base Lodge and other great value self catering accommodation in Devon and Cornwall click here.

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