W-S-M Grand Pier
Weston Super Mare is an established seaside resort in North Somerset.
Due to its proximity to Bristol and with excellent transport links, Weston-super-Mare is often busy, those requiring a little less bustle are advised to visit out of season.
The Grand Pier was built between 1903 and 1904 and was totally destroyed by fire in July 2008. It was rebuilt at the cost of £39 million, reopening on 23rd October 2010.
The Grand Pier has all the usual kiosks, shops, cafés and amusements, with swimming, watersports including sailing, windsurfing and jet-skiing a short walk away on the main beach.
There are a number of well signed car parks dependent on your destination.
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
✔ Tourist information
✔ 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: