Beaches in Portishead, Somerset

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Portishead. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Woodhill Bay (0.6 miles)

    Woodhill Bay © Cat_collector | BY-SA

    Woodhill Bay, sometimes referred to as Portishead beach, is a stretch of sand, grass, pebbles and rock sitting on the south side of Battery Point. Facing west this is a great spot for sunsets and the lighthouse on the headland is a particular favourite with photographers.

    The wide bay here is actually considered two bays -…

  • Sugar Loaf Beach - Portishead (1 miles)

    Sugar Loaf Beach - Portishead © Lewis Clarke | BY-SA

    Without doubt Sugar Loaf Beach is the best along this stretch of the Bristol Channel. Situated in front of Portishead Sailing Club this sand and pebble beach is set in a small cove backed by low sandstone cliffs. With an abundance of greenery in the summer it feels like quite a cosy, almost secluded spot.


  • Ladye Bay (4.2 miles)

    Ladye Bay © Ian Knox | BY-SA

    The small cove at Layde Bay is one of the prettiest beaches along the Somerset coast. A small stretch of sand between the rocks and backing onto the densely vegetated cliffs. This is a pleasant beach to soak up the sun but swimming is not generally advised as with many of the beaches along the…

  • Clevedon Beach (5 miles)

    Clevedon Beach © Clive Perrin | BY-SA

    A long, pebble beach that runs south-west from Clevedon, an old Victorian seaside resort at the mouth of the River Severn. Amenities all along the seafront, promenade and pier, which is popular with fishermen. Dangerous mudflats at low tide.

Portishead beaches map

Map featuring Portishead beaches. Click on pins to view beach details