Clevedon is an old Victorian seaside resort at the mouth of the river Severn in North Somerset. The long pier, popular with fishermen, is a local tourist attraction. The resort also boasts a promenade along the seafront including ornamental gardens and a Victorian bandstand.
Northwest-facing, the pebble beach is backed by low cliffs. The beach has been designated as the 'Clevedon Shore Geological Site of Special Scientific Interest' (SSSI) and is listed as a Geological Conservation Review site as several rare minerals are found here.
The 310m (1020 ft.) long Clevedon Pier was opened in 1869, and is one of the earliest examples of a Victorian pier still in existence in the UK. In late 1970, the two outward spans collapsed. It was subsequently restored and re-opened on May 27, 1989, when the paddle steamer 'Waverley' docked and took on passengers.
All the usual facilities are found in Clevedon. Free street parking is available. Activities include fishing, coastal walks and wildlife walks. Dogs are allowed here all year round.
Incidentally, the 'PS Waverley' is the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world.
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Dogs permitted
OS Explorer Map 154: Bristol West & Portishead
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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