HEAVY rain and high tides have caused flooding at a caravan park in Minehead this morning (Tuesday, April 9).

The Hoburne Blue Anchor caravan park was hit by flooding after the recent heavy downpours, strong winds and adverse weather conditions.

Keith Hunt, owner of the nearby Our Precious Earth shop, said: “I was on my way to work this morning.

“Normally, I would park at Blue Anchor and do a walk-to-work beach clean but obviously that didn’t happen today.

Somerset County Gazette:

“The River Pill runs alongside the campsite and caravan park at Blue Anchor and flows into the sea.

“Unfortunately, with heavy rain, strong winds, and a spring tide, the river had nowhere to go.”

The Somerset County Gazette has contacted Hoburne Blue Anchor caravan park for comments.

A flood warning is currently in place in Minehead.

Travel Somerset shared a photograph showing the adverse weather conditions at Blue Anchor.

Somerset County Gazette: A map showing the area covered by the flood warningA map showing the area covered by the flood warning (Image: Environment Agency)

A message from the Environment Agency said: “Strong winds and spring tides may cause large waves and spray overtopping on the coast.

“Areas most at risk include the coastline between Quay West and The Warren including seafront properties on Culvercliffe Court, Quay West, and Quay Street.

“The detailed tidal information for those who use it is for a peak level at Hinkley Point.

“Our incident response staff are closing floodgates and checking defences.

“We continue to monitor levels closely. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.”