People who want to take a break from Bristol and check out somewhere different will find that Weston-Super-Mare is the perfect day trip destination. This stunning seaside resort is very popular among the people of Bristol, who go there to spend a little time soaking up the sun on the beach, browsing the shops and dining on freshly caught seafood.
Weston-super-Mare, or Weston for short, lies on the south shore of the Bristol Channel in southwest England and across from Cardiff. A purpose-built seaside holiday destination in the Victorian era, Weston-Super-Mare has some fine, sandy beaches, a bustling promenade and lots of family entertainment.
The obvious allure of Weston is its beaches and its title as a summer holiday destination. The beaches stretch for miles in either direction and are lined with some excellent family attractions. The two busiest and best are the new Sea Life Centre, with its abundance of fish, and the seafront Tropicana Pleasure Beach water park. Another worthwhile attraction is the Great Weston Train Experience, which is slightly inland and not far from Clarence Park.
For the history buff, the Woodspring Museum looks at the life and times of Britain’s seaside resorts, while the International Helicopter Museum has one of the world’s largest collections of choppers. Farther afield and a few miles offshore from Weston-super-Mare are the two tiny islands of Steep Holme and Flat Holme, where lovers of nature will discover quality reserves and bird sanctuaries.
Comprehensive entertainment venues provide visitors and residents with some great options, one of the best of which is the extensive Winter Gardens, where ballroom dancers are particularly well catered for. It would take you months to get through the eateries in town and it should be no surprise to learn that bars, pubs and nightclubs are also in abundance.