Weston-super-Mare Tourist Information

Weston and its Wheel

Weston and its Wheel

Weston-super-Mare is located to the South of the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, just to the North East of Bridgwater Bay. This sheltered location has unsurprisingly grown into one of the UK’s premier seaside resorts.

What’s Weston like?

Weston is an archetypical English seaside resort. It became popular in the Victorian era and many of its grander buildings date from that time. The popularity of Weston hasn’t waned, and that’s understandable – its miles of sandy beach and plenty of arcades, cafes and restaurants have guaranteed its position as a brilliant seaside family resort. The town centre also has a good range of shops and fantastic facilities, including the Grand Pier…

Weston's Grand Pier

Weston’s Grand Pier

Features of Weston

Weston’s Grand Pier has been recently refurbished to offer the ultimate in family holiday fun. Restaurants, amusements, function rooms, fairground rides, arcade machines and so much more await you on a trip to Weston. Not only that but the Seaquarium stands over the beach and houses a wide variety of marine life, making the pier a perfect destination, whatever the weather. Weston’s superb, long and sandy main beach is perfect for all, from sporty types who might want to try a bit of kite-surfing, to those who are happy to chill in a deckchair. The beaches stretch for miles and are best observed from the 40-metre tall Weston Wheel (it is only in place during the warmer months). The town also has an excellent choice of museums, galleries, shopping facilities and beautiful buildings.

Getting Here & Where to Stay

Weston is situated to the South West of Bristol, just off the M5. The train station is on the main Bristol to Taunton line, and is centrally situated in the resort. The nearest airport is Bristol around 15 miles away. Being so popular with holidaymakers, there are plenty of hotel and bed and breakfast choices in Weston-super-Mare along the seafront and around the town. Many camping and caravan parks also sit on the outskirts of the town particularly moving towards Brean. Browse Weston holiday accommodation below featuring a choice of seaside B&B guest houses, holiday parks and self-catering apartments, or stay in a holiday cottage a little further afield.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.