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Coastal shipping was the mainstay of the port of Minehead and many ships were owned by Minehead merchants, mariners and others.

Tourism began in a modest way in the late 18th century and by the mid 19th century as the port declined Quaytown's houses opened their doors to hol

Minehead harbour is a well known feature of the seaside resort offering shelter for pleasure boats, fishing trips and the occasional excitement of

The Minehead port area, which stretched from the Devon boundary to Shurton Barrs near Stogursey, was full of small creeks and landing places where

Minehead harbour belonged to the Luttrells and was run by harbourmas

In the 17th and early 18th centuries Minehead's extensive overseas trade embraced the West Indies and the names of Barbados and Jamaica were associ