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Ideas and Inspiration when you visit Weston-super-Mare

We all love a holiday by the seaside, but more often than not when we go away somewhere, even to a destination that we may have visited many times before, we may get stuck for ideas and inspiration, or want to discover something new.

This area of the Love Weston website is dedicated to helping you make the most of your visit, whether you are here for the day, a few days or for a week!

Here's some of our top recommendations....

A Day in Weston-super-Mare

If you are just with us for a day at the seaside, a walk along the promenade is a must!  Start out at The Bay Cafe at The Tropicana and walk along the seafront, out to Knightstone Island, across the Causeway (tide permitting), or Marine Cove, and back.  On a clear day you will be able to see across to South Wales and there are plenty of cafes along the way to stop and rest for a drink or bite to eat.  This walk is flat and fully accessible for those in wheelchairs, pushchairs or with mobility aids.

You can head onto the Grand Pier (£1 entry) and visit one of their many cafes or restaurants, children's soft play area, 4D cinema, or play on the arcade machines. There are a selection of rides too if you are brave enough!

The High Street is closely located to the seafront with a selection of High Street stores, the undercover Sovereign Shopping Centre, and independent shopping districts, always great for a browse and to take home a souvenir.

Grove Park and Gill's Garden is also within walking distance of the seafront, so if you want to escape to somewhere more tranquil, this is a must-visit spot.  With a traditional bandstand that hosts free music concerts throughout the summer on selected days, a cafe, and Gold-winning "In Bloom" gardens, enjoy a leisurely stroll, spot for a picnic or enjoy the children's play area.

If you have come on the coach for the day and it is wet weather, we highly recommend you take the Number 126 bus from the seafront and head out to Cheddar or Wells for the Day - visit the Tourist Information Centre (May to Sept) at The Tropicana for the latest information on bus times and services, or give them a call on 01934 88 88 77.

A few days in Weston-super-Mare

If you are staying for a short break, take our advice above and have a day enjoying Weston-super-Mare, and a day out enjoying the beautiful City of Wells with The Bishop's Palace and Cathedral must-see attractions.

Our small, friendly neighbouring resort of Burnham-on-Sea makes for a nice day out, home to the UK's shortest Pier and with one of highest percentages of independent shops, as well as a host of cafes serving excellent food.  There is a sandy beach and long, flat promenade.

You may also like to have a day in Bristol, easily accessible by road, rail and bus, with plenty to see and do.

Check out the local theatre productions as both The Blakehay Theatre and The Playhouse have a packed diary of performances throughout the year, sample some of our best restaurants such as Bistrot Pierre and Tarantellas.

One week in Weston-super-Mare

Adding onto all we have mentioned above, if you have children then take them to Brean Leisure Park, Brean Play and Brean Splash!  These will provide hours of entertainments for families with children of all ages.

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Court Farm Country Park, Hutton Moor Leisure Centre and AJ's Karting are all great days out for families too.

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  1. Blagdon Lake

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    Blagdon Lake




    The reservoir was first filled to top water level in January 1903 and pumping to Barrow Reservoirs via North Hill commenced in December 1904. It covers 440 acres, is 1.65 miles long and at the water’s edge has a perimeter of 7.2 miles. It has an average depth of 14 feet, which drops to 42 feet at...

  2. 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...

  3. Brent Knoll

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    Brent Knoll




    Known by the Romans as: "The Mount of Frogs," the Knoll is an outcrop of the nearby Mendip Hills. 137 meters high, (449 feet) it affords splendid views of the Polden Hills to the south, Glastonbury Tor to the east, the Mendip Hills and Cheddar Gorge to the north east, the Bristol Channel and Wales...

  4. AJ’S Karting and Laser Quest

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    AJ’S Karting and Laser Quest


    Activity Centre

    Oldmixon Trading Estate, Weston-super-Mare

    AJ's Indoor Go Karting Centre is Weston-super-Mare's most enjoyable karting experience. AJ's has a unique track that has been designed to test even the very best drivers with its multi-tiered layout with an experience they won't forget.

    The AJ’s track offers a combination of tight and sweeping...

  5. 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...

  6. Weston Woods

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    Weston Woods


    Parkland/Woodland Garden

    Weston Super Mare

    Weston Woods covers an area of 130 hectares dominating the northern skyline of Weston-super-Mare.

    Situated along a limestone ridge it was once grassland, grazed for centuries until its Victorian landowner planted the area as conifer woodland in the 1830s. These trees were then all cut down and...

  7. Bleadon Levels Nature Reserve

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    Bleadon Levels Nature Reserve


    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre


    Wildlife at the reserve
    The site’s drainage ditches have become home to many water voles and the elusive otter may also be seen. Keep an eye out for their footprints in the mud or distinctive droppings – known as “spraints”. Most of the site, particularly in and around the sewage treatment works,...

  8. Watchet Boat Museum

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    Watchet Boat Museum




    Watchet Boat Museum started life as a goods shed built in 1862 as the terminus for the Bristol and Exeter Railway. When the railway was closed, the building was used as a store for shipping companies. In the museum can be seen many different types of flatner, plus nets and other items associated...

  9. Water Adventure Play Park

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    Water Adventure Play Park


    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre


    There’s more to a trip to the seaside than the beach at Weston-super-Mare thanks to the Water Adventure Play Park.

    The splash pads waterpark runs seasonally from April to September (£2 until August and FOC to end of September) 

    The park opens at 9.30am and closes at 5pm or later,...

  10. West Somerset Railway

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    West Somerset Railway




    The West Somerset Railway is a heritage railway based in Somerset just 4 miles outside the county town of Taunton in Bishops Lydeard. The line travels 20 miles from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead with 10 idyllic stations along the way. Each station has its own charm, all upkept by groups of hard...

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