Plenty To See And Do
A traditional seaside town full of chip shops, arcades and unforgettable family attractions, Weston-super-Mare is one of the best UK holiday destinations for beach-lovers.
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You can stay on dry land, or head out to sea enjoying a boat trip to nearby Steep Holm, a privately-owned island with an abundance of wildlife and amazing panoramic views.
The seafront is lined with iconic buildings, including The Grand Atlantic Hotel, while further inland you’ll find attractions including the Winter Gardens Pavilion and The Playhouse Theatre, which is particularly popular for its high-quality pantomimes throughout the festive season.
Weston-super-Mare offers plenty to enjoy whatever the weather, with an unforgettable November carnival taking place annually, featuring over 140 brightly-lit floats, music and a colourful procession. The town boasts an abundance of shops, ranging from novelty beach wares to shopping centres full of chain retail outlets – perfect for a rainy day. And, during the summer months, the town welcomes thousands keen to lay their beach towels on the sandy beaches, or take advantage of the abundance of ice cream parlours and alfresco cafés on the Royal Parade.
The beaches of Weston-super-Mare host events throughout the year, including motorbike and music festivals. Many of these are free to attend, so be sure to find out what’s on offer before you travel.
One of the most iconic attractions in Weston-super-Mare is the Grand Pier, stretching 400m out to sea and offering an abundance of traditional cafés, amusements and leisure facilities for all ages. Just south of the pier is the SeaQuarium, a fantastic aquarium which is home to a variety of rare marine animals, as well as an interactive experience for curious kids.
Few places are so suited to families with children, and to couples looking for that traditional British seaside holiday atmosphere, as Weston-super-Mare. Meanwhile, just a little further afield, you’ll find some of England’s best showcaves, and cities like Bristol and Bath, with their own modern and historic attractions to offer.
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