"Weston-Super Mare ~ Can-u-see-the-Sea-side" Weston-Super-Mare by aaaarrgh

Weston-Super-Mare Travel Guide: 57 reviews and 82 photos

Seaside resort on the coast of the Bristol Channel, Weston has seen better days. Paddle steamers still come here from South Wales, you can see Cardiff from here. When the tide is out, you can also almost see the sea as well, no thanks to the massive 13 metre tidal range!

My visit was made somewhat different by a motorcycle racing event on the beach, which made it sound like World War Three was breaking out.


Weston is close to the M5 motorway and has a mainline railway station too. Apart from the long Pier, beach and Winter Gardens Theatre, the area is also known for being a UK helicopter manufacturing centre. There is a Helicopter Museum on the outskirts of the town, if you fancy looking at some large choppers ;-)

http://www.somersetcoast.com/

Pier Pyre!!

On Monday 28th July Weston-Super-Mare Pier went up in flames and the pavilion at the far end was completely destroyed! This is particularly unfortunate for the new owners who had only just refurbished the attraction, adding amongst other things a go-kart rink.

The only good news is that the remaining parts were reopened to tourists after only three days, so at least you can enjoy a long walk.


www.bbc.co.uk/somerset/weston_pier_destroyed/

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It's the nearest resort to Bristol, beggars can't be choosers ;-)
  • In a nutshell:The pier may be gone but there's still the beach!
  • Last visit to Weston-Super-Mare: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 9, 2008
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2008 at 2:38 AM

    interesting to see your page here - my one and only thought to visit was for a friend of our family we grew up with in NZ who now lives here who Ive got to hurry up and visit!

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2007 at 11:13 AM

    Just read with amusement your description of weston. I actually quite like it here - we often go down of an evening to watch the sunset over the mudflaps. :-)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2006 at 12:03 PM

    The drawbacks notwithstanding, there is still something unique about English seaside amusement piers! That being said, Weston was not one of the highlights of our drive through Somerset.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2006 at 4:58 AM

    i can small weston super mud from here by your description

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