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Once upon a time Severn Beach was a thriving holiday resort, before which it was backed by farmland. As with many Victorian / Edwardian resorts it was the arrival of the railway which provided the catalyst for development.
By the 1930s Severn Beach was a popular weekend getaway for the residents of Bristol and beyond. There were numerous cafes and pubs, a funfair and even an immensely popular outdoor swimming pool.
However, over the years, as with other British seaside towns, decline set in. To be honest, today it is quite hard to imagine the idea of anyone coming here on holiday. Severn Beach is quite devoid of charm being mostly a commuter town these days.
As for the beach itself; the only reason you would really consider there being a beach here is that the place name has \"beach\" in it! A mix of mud, pebble and rock sloping into the brown waters of the Severn Estuary are somewhat uninviting.
It isn\'t all bad though. The Seven Way runs along here and it is a pleasant stroll along the wide riverside pathway. There are wide grassy areas beyond, and some great views of the Severn Bridges.
Type of beach
Pebble and mud
Dogs friendly beach?
OS grid ref.
ST 5385 8507
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