Weston-super-Mare Beach

Weston-super-Mare is a seaside resort, located on the Bristol Channel coast at the gateway to the South West of England and boasts one of the largest naturally occurring beaches in the UK; it is a long, sandy beach that has a high tidal range.

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Weston-super-Mare, the seaside heart of North Somerset

Welcome to Weston-super-Mare your all-year-round family coastal destination. We’ve got great sandy beaches, events all-year round, an amazing live music and comedy scene, fantastic walks and a huge gallery of stunning street art – as well as Banky’s pinwheel! There’s indoor and outdoor attractions, including our famous Grand Pier, the world’s largest helicopter museum, adrenaline sports and, of course, our lovely donkeys. With plenty of pubs, tasty restaurants, and accommodation for all budgets, you are guaranteed to enjoy your stay whether it’s for the day, a short break or much longer. Click on the red links to find out more

Beaches

We’ve got amazing beaches including Uphill Beach which has amassed more than 23 million views on Tik Tok!  It has been crowned the best dog walking beach in the UK by Parkdean Resorts. We’ve also got our fabulous main beach with its donkeys, a dedicated safe sandy swimming beach at Marine Lake and a small rocky beach at Anchor Head. There’s also the Windzone area where the Blo-karters, wind and kite surfers have their fun.

Two Weston donkeys

Attractions

Weston offers so much whatever the weather.  You mustn’t miss our Grand Pier which is a kaleidoscope of fun with arcade games, dodgems, go-karts, laser challenges and even a ghost train. We’ve got the world’s largest helicopter museum, we’ve got Banksy’s Pinwheel in our super-fun but still educational Weston Museum where you can also try on items of vintage clothing such as a swimming hat similar to the one worn by Weston’s four times Olympic gold medallist Paulo Radmilovic.

If you want to get the adrenaline pumping the Clip ‘n Climb indoor climbing experience has the highest vertical drop slide in the UK and we’ve also got Laser Quest, a bowling alley and indoor and outdoor crazy golf! Meanwhile, Puxton Park, with its animals and rides provides a super day out as does Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm.

Street Art

We’ve got a massive outdoor gallery of street art so, if you turn the corner, you may find yourself immersed in an underwater scene or be confronted by a giant cockerel looking down at you!

Street art sea scene

Walking

Weston-super-Mare is the perfect base for a walking holiday. We’ve got great coastal walks you can do straight from your hotel without getting into a car and we’ve got the beautiful Mendip Hills on our doorstep.

Cycling

The town is wrapped by picturesque countryside and surrounded by exciting places to visit by bike. We’ve got leisurely flat rides as well as testing hill climbs in the nearby Mendip Hills or the breath-taking Cheddar Gorge.

Families

Weston-super-Mare makes a great family destination for days out and holidays. We’ve got indoor and outdoor attractions so whatever the weather and whatever your family are into you will always be able to find something to do.

Evenings and Nightlife

Weston has a vibrant night time economy, a big live music scene, two mainstream theatres as well as fringe venues, a lively comedy circuit, a cinema, bowling alley and a big variety of pubs and restaurants.

Sports and adventure

Weston is a natural playground for sports lovers. Whether you want to have a go at paddle boarding or join the kite surfers on the waves, this corner of Somerset offers you plenty of opportunities to get active including climbing and caving opportunites.

What’s on when you’re here

There’s always loads going on in Weston-super-Mare. We’ve got two mainstream theatres, fringe theatres, comedy venues and a big live music scene. Use our what’s on calendar to find out what’s happening when you’re here.

Food and Drink

You won’t go hungry in Weston, we’ve got cafes, restaurants and bars to suit every taste.  You can check out some of our food reviews here.

A wide choice of accommodation

There’s a choice of accommodation with hotels, guest houses, B&B’s and self-catering apartments throughout the town, many of which are on the seafront. Many accommodation providers are dog friendly.

All Ages 

We’ve got two miles of flat promenade with plenty of benches and seats so you can milk in the view. We’re blessed with parks close to the seafront including Grove Park, which throughout the summer puts on free concerts in the bandstand. There are also monthly social dances in the Winter Gardens Grand Ballroom and the Blitz Cafe which takes diners back to wartime Britain. 

Marine Lake on a sunny day

What’s nearby?

Weston-super-Mare is at the perfect gateway to all the attractions that Somerset offers. You can spend your holiday at the beach and if you want a change, let public transport take the strain to explore the delights of what we think is one of the prettiest English counties. 

Clevedon Pier and tree

The picturesque town of Clevedon, pictured above, with its Grade I listed pier is 30 minutes away, the spectacular landscapes and caves of Cheddar Gorge are 12 miles away, the vibrant city of Bristol is within 25 minutes by train. Or venture further afield to many iconic tourist spots including Glastonbury, Wookey Hole, or Wells, all within an hour’s drive.

Major Annual Events

Annual events such as February’s GLOW Festival, pictured below, the Harbor Lights Elvis Festival, Armed Forces Day, the motorbike Beach Race in late Autumn and the Weston Carnival in November ensure that there are always things to do in Weston-super-Mare, regardless of the weather, season or budget. 

Grove Park bandstand during GLOW

Weston Carnival

Carnival season is huge in Somerset and people come from all over the country to see Weston-super-Mare’s spectacular procession

Car parking

There is easy parking all along the seafront and you might be lucky enough to be able to park on the beach itself. You could not ask for more convenient parking, just imagine, you can leave bulky items in the car and just nip back as and when you need things.  

Getting here

Travelling here couldn’t be simpler. Weston-super-Mare is easily accessible by road, bus or train and we’re just 30 minutes from Bristol Airport.  We’re just off Junction 21 of the M5 20 miles southwest of Bristol and the M4 interchange. There’s a central train station, a central bus hub that services all local and National Express buses.  We’re within a couple of hours’ drive from the Midlands and West London, an hour’s drive from the Cardiff area and a great place to stop off if your are heading for Devon and Cornwall.

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