W-S-M Sand Bay
Sand Bay lies just to the north of Weston-super-Mare between Birnbeck Island in the south and Sand Point in the north. Consisting of sand and shingle, the beach has a saltmarsh at the northern end, adjacent to the National Trust headland of Sand Point.
Facilities include shops, toilets, disabled toilets, the Sand Bay Holiday Park and a campsite. The beach is regularly cleaned, as required. There is free car parking for approximately 100 cars. Dogs are allowed here all year round.
Easily accessible, activities at Sand Bay include swimming and fishing, with walks around the Weston Woods (South of Sandbay). Sand Point and Middle Hope (National Trust land for Sand Bay).
The beach is noted for its diverse bird population, its saltmarsh and sand dune communities and looks west to the island of Flat Holm in the middle of the Severn Estuary. Flat Holm is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Local Nature Reserve and can be visited from Weston-super-Mare on organised boat trips.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Dogs permitted
OS Explorer Map 153: Weston-super-Mare & Bleadon Hill
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
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