Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier Beach
Weston-super-Mare offers all the attractions that one would expect from an established seaside resort. The long stretch of fine, golden beach between Marine Lake and Uphill Sands makes an ideal summertime destination for anyone looking for a traditional British seaside holiday. From the beach there are views of the majestic pier, with its impressive pavilion, and of Weston Bay and beyond.
The area of beach around the Grand Pier offers something for everyone, whether that be relaxing in the sunshine, playing in the sand or taking part in the many activities on offer here. Deck chairs are available for hire and donkey rides can be taken during the summer months.
The tidal range along the Bristol Channel is the second highest in the world. However, this means when the tide is out a wide expanse of mudflats are exposed which are extremely dangerous to walk out on to. Check tidal tables before visiting.
The original Grand Pier was completely destroyed by a huge fire in 2008. After a £51 million rebuild the attractive pier we see today was re-opened in 2010. Open from 10am every day except Christmas Day, the pier has something for everyone. Youngsters will enjoy the wide choice of rides and attractions, including a Go-Kart track and a children's play area. Grown-ups might enjoy taking tea in the Edwardian-style tea-rooms.
A variety of concerts and other events are organised here throughout the year.