Weston Super Mare is an established seaside resort in Somerset. The highlight of the resort must surely be the Grand Pier. It was totally destroyed by fire in July 2008 but was rebuilt at the cost of £39 million, reopening on 23rd October 2010.
The pier hosts fun-packed family entertainments set on the long sandy west-facing main beach. Facilities include food, toilets, disabled toilets, shops and cafés. There are a number of well signed car parks dependent on your destination.
Once you have arrived there are plenty of things to do in Weston-super-Mare. Local entertainments, amusements on the pier, swimming, with watersports including sailing, windsurfing and jet-skiing.
The SeaQuarium on Marine Parade has recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary and is very popular with visitors. The Centre features 10 different zones with 30 exhibits, including an underwater walk-through tunnel and an open-topped British ray display.
Note: Dog restrictions apply on certain areas of Weston-super-Mare beach so please check local signage.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Dogs on some parts of beach
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:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: