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Beaches in Weston-super-Mare

Your guide to our beach, and beaches to explore along the Somerset coast

Listed within the Daily Mail's Top 50 UK Beaches in 2013, and reported by Richard Hammond himself as inspiring his career in television, following a family holiday at the age of 7, where in an interview he described his day at our beach as "the day that changed my life", Weston-super-Mare beach is certainly our crowning glory!

Miles of golden sands offer something for ever generation.....Accessed from our pedestrianised promenade, our beaches are safe for little ones, set far back from the road and providing the perfect sand to make the most spectacular sandcastles!

Our iconic resident donkeys offer rides throughout the main season, and although our sea may not be quite as blue as we would like it to be, our bathing waters are calm.  You can check the Marine Conservation Society website for the latest water qaulity test results.

Perfect if you just wish to sit and watch the world go by, relax, read the paper, and feel the warm sun on your face, you can hire deckchairs from the Seafront Office.  The flat expanse means that both the sands and the prom are great for a stroll, even for the less mobile.

We have some stunning sunsets throughout the whole year, so if you are away with a loved one, nothing is more romantic than a walk along the front as the sun goes down.

Things to Do on Weston-super-Mare Beach

Within close proximity you will find cafes, restaurants, shops and accommodation, and of course our most iconic attraction the Grand Pier, extends off of the seafront, offering a wide variety of events and things to do, great if the weather isn't on your side, but also an easy escape from the sunshine on a hot summer's day to stay sunsafe!

If you are coming to the resort by coach, then the coach drop-off point is right on the seafront, and there is plenty of car parking along the front too, and on the sands at the Uphill (south) end of the beach (charges apply).

For details on Tide Times, please click here.

Events on Weston-super-Mare Beach and Seafront

A superb calendar events take place on the beach and seafront throughout the year, so check out our events listings to see what's on during your visit.  Our most famous summer event is the Weston Air Festival where tens of thousands of people flock to the resort to see fantastic air displays.

Our winter Carnival travels long part of our seafront too, and for both of these key events be sure to book your accommodation well in advance so as not be disappointed.

Explore the Somerset Coast

If you are looking to explore during your stay, there are many other beautiful and diverse beaches along the Somerset coastline.  Just 15 minutes south of Weston, you will find the 7 miles of golden sands at Berrow, Brean and Burnham-on-Sea.  

Dog Friendly

On Weston-super-Mare Beach, the expanse of sand between Royal Sands and the Grand Pier is a dog free zone from 1st May until 30th September.  Dogs are, therefore, welcome from 1st October until 30th April.

Dogs are not permitted at Marine Cove at any time, but are welcome all year round at nearby Sand Bay.  They are also welcome all year on the stretch of beach between Royal Sands and Uphill and the Grand Pier to Knightstone Island.

For everyone's safety and pleasure, please be responsible and clean up after your dogs.

There is a ban on horses between the 1st June and the 31st August between 10:00 and 18:30. Outside of those times you are welcome to exercise your horse on the tide line.  Horses are permitted to be ridden on Berrow and Brean beach all year round, but at walk and trot only - catering and galloping is not permitted.

There is no problem with a horsebox being parked on the sand but there is no hard standing area.

Please adhere to the water safety signs and if you are unsure about safe areas to bathe and tidal times, please check with a Beach Warden!  Westoon has the second highest rise and fall of tide in the world, which means at times the tide is far out, leaving an expanse of mud.  This mud is extremely dangerous and our local Coastguard rescue teams are called out hundreds of times each year to rescue people, animals and dogs from the mud.  Please ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

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  1. Kilve Beach

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    Kilve Beach



    Kilve is a beach of mostly rocks, rockpools and some sand, backed by low cliffs and a large lawned area with seats and a picnic table. There are views towards Steep Holm in the channel, and Minehead to the west. The cliffs are of geological interest, with many fossils to be found and there are...

  2. Burnham-on-Sea Beaches

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    Burnham-on-Sea Beaches



    Burnham On Sea

    There are eight beaches in the Burnham-on-Sea area, all of which are within 15 minutes of junction 22 of the M5 motorway. They are surrounded by entertainment, hotels and other accommodation.

    Burnham-on-Sea Main Beach

    Burnham has the second greatest rise and fall of tide in the world - after...

  3. Marine Cove & The Causeway

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    Marine Cove & The Causeway




    Marine Cove is a small cove at the approach to Knightstone Island, offering a safe and quiet cove, ideal for little ones to play in the sand and have a paddle. It is a dog-free zone throughout the year. You can stroll from the cover onto Knightstone Island itself, where you will find some cafes...

  4. Minehead Beach

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    Minehead Beach




    Minehead beach is a busy sand and shingle beach. It has great views over the Bristol Channel, North Hill and Exmoor. Fabulous place for young and old alike as it has so many convenient features: easy parking, clean and tidy toilets, sand for castle building, shallows for paddling and steam trains....

  5. Blue Anchor Beach

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    Blue Anchor Beach



    Blue Anchor is a wide sandy beach, backed by some shingle and a concrete sea wall. The road runs along the back of the beach with plenty of free bays for parking. Facilities include toilets (with disabled facilities), catering vans in summer, two pubs (Blue Anchor Hotel & the Smugglers), a camping...

  6. Doniford Beach

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    Doniford Beach



    Doniford is a mud and sand beach with plenty of rocks and rock pools containing numerous fossils. All facilities in the village and a well-hidden car park right by the beach. Access is through Watchet.

    Guideline for Dog owners on Beaches

    There are no restrictions on these beaches but follow...

  7. Weston-super-Mare Beach

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    Weston-super-Mare Beach



    Weston Super Mare

    Weston-Super-Mare is a seaside resort, located on the Bristol Channel coast at the gateway to the South West of England .

    Weston-super-Mare beach is one of the longest and naturally occurring beaches in the UK.

    It is a long, sandy beach that has a large tidal range.

    Tens of thousands of tourists...

  8. Activity Zone

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    Activity Zone




    Activity Zone is three inflatable activities which are based on the beach between the Tropicana and Sequarium. It opens at 10am and runs all day until 5pm in the School Summer Holidays, weather dependant.

    Last One Standing which is the modern variation of total wipe-out. It has proved to be...

  9. Dunster Beach

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    Dunster Beach



    Dunster is a sand and shingle beach which extends westwards to Minehead and eastwards to Blue Anchor. A private pay and display car park is just behind the beach with views across the channel. West of the car park is the Dunster Beach Holiday village. Facilities include refreshment and ice-cream...

  10. Sand Bay Beach

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    Sand Bay Beach



    Weston Super Mare

    Sand Bay is a long, expanse of sand and shingle, lying just 2 miles north of Weston-super-Mare, and across the Bristol Channel from South Wales. Popular with both beachcombers and horse riders due to it being long and flat.
    Just a few minutes away from busy Weston-super-Mare, and is the perfect...

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