Our shop is open from 8:30 to 4:00pm except during school holidays when it is open until 5:00pm.
The café serves hot food from 9:00am until an hour before closing, after which we still serve hot drinks and cakes until 15 minutes before closing.
The shop at Dunster Beach is now selling locally made ales, cider and gin.
Founded in 1979 the ever-popular Exmoor Ales are produced in nearby Wiveliscombe and we currently stock their Exmoor Gold pale ale and Exmoor Stag a strong bitter.
Secret Orchard Cider is made from Exmoor apples and is produced even closer to Dunster on the Nettlecombe Estate. Produced by two local guys their Mellow cider won reserve champion in the 2017 British Cider Championship. We currently stock their Mellow cider and their Nettle cider.
Gin is in at the moment and we are selling an Exmoor variety called Wicked Wolf, made on Exmoor by a husband and wife team who blend, filter, bottle and label by hand. They suggest it is best enjoyed over ice, a slice of lime and a sprig of thyme. A great gift for a gin lover if not for yourself.
This is the start of our attempt to support local businesses and to give you the option of buying local produce whilst you are here at The Beach for yourself or as gifts.
Over Easter we have had a trial run at selling bread and cakes from a family baker in Bampton and as soon as the site gets busier this will become a weekly opportunity to buy fresh bread, cakes, pies and pasties. As well as over the counter we are hoping to be able to do this to order so you can pick up your loaf along with your paper in the mornings.
Next on our hit list is dog treats and honey but the list is growing so please come in the shop and have a look for the local label when you are next down.