Today a holiday centre with hotels right on the West Somerset Railway you may enjoy the variety of quaint shops on offer and watch the boats in the new marina.
Watchet Museum has interesting displays about Watchet's diverse past, with particular reference to the old mineral railway and papermaking. It's well worth a visit just to examine the fossils and remains of a woolly mammoth!
The incredible history of Britain's coastal forces is present in Watchet Harbour, where the fast patrol boat P1041, Gay Archer has been restored.
The nearby beaches may expose to you their fascinating treasures of fossils and rocks. The author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, was amazed by the fossils he discovered at Watchet.
There are superb walks from Watchet along the West Somerset Coast Path and a variety of pursuits and interests locally with multiple appeal.
East, towards St Audries Bay, the Quantock Hills rise to 1,000 feet above the sea. The Brendon Hills and Exmoor are close by to the West.
Not far from Watchet: Warren Bay