The word 'super' exists in the title of this golden Victorian kingdom for a reason, as Weston-super-Mare is a beautiful Somerset seaside retreat. Showcasing glorious sandy shores, a blooming park and the recently refurbished Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare offers everything you could ever dream of from a Southern English seaside break, and with a vast range of delightful holiday apartment and cottage rentals available through Airbnb and TripAdvisor, your dream accommodation in Weston-super-Mare is ready to be secured.
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Visit Weston-super-Mare, the most super seaside in Somerset!
What really makes Weston-super-Mare so super? It could be the picture-perfect views of the Bristol Channel which can be admired from the golden sands. It could be the architectural masterpieces which have dazzled visitors since the Victorian era, or, it could be the exclusive range of unique holiday homes which are just waiting to act as your home away from home in Weston-super-Mare. Whatever your budget, there is a holiday apartment rental perfect which will match any desires you may have for this coast, whether you want to wake up in a nineteenth-century oasis in a timeless townhouse in the town centre, or if you crave a sea view from a beachfront bed and breakfast, this resort has every accommodation dream taken care of.
When to visit Weston-super-Mare
Despite the anticipated population rise in summer holidaymakers, the best time of the year to visit Weston-super-Mare is the peak summer months between late May until September, as this is when the seaside town's attractions genuinely come alive, and the activities and attractions are most likely to be enjoyed in a warm and sunny climate.
What types of holiday rentals are available in Weston-super-Mare?
Offering a mixture of homely traditional British seaside spirit with a tint of coastal luxury, there is the perfect accommodation just waiting to be discovered on the shores of Weston-super-Mare. If you want a relaxing weekend with your partner or group of friends, then you can wake up to the sound of the water as it meets the harbour, then reserve a luxury holiday apartment rental on Weston-super-Mare's bayside, where you can enjoy a room with a view of the Bristol Channel. Alternatively, a suite in a Victorian townhouse in Weston-super-Mare is the best way to romantically indulge yourself in the opulent quarter of this seaside's history. If you are travelling with a family or large group of friends, then you can choose from spacious holiday homes in Weston-super-Mare's pavilion, which will leave you in the heart of everything this fulfilled destination has to offer.
How to get to Weston-super-Mare?
Stretched on the coastline of North Somerset, Weston-super-Mare can be reached most efficiently by train, with a direct service from London Paddington to Weston-super-Mare station taking just over two hours. There is also a connecting service which includes a stop and the forty-five-minute journey from Bristol, taking four hours from Manchester while the service from Cardiff takes only one hour and a half. For those who are travelling from further points across the UK, it may be more time and cost sufficient to travel by air from Glasgow and Belfast to Belfast Airport, then make the 18km trip to the shore. If you are driving to Weston-super-Mare, take the M5 northbound the south, and the M5 southbound from the north and The Midlands, or the A368 from the east.
Where to stay in Weston-super-Mare
Beach Road is the primary vein of Weston-super-Mare, running right along the seafront, the almost guaranteed sea view and easy access make it one of the most desirable locations to stay in the entire resort. Choose a holiday apartment rental in Weston-super-Mare's beating heart for an even cheaper cost than some of the neighbouring hotel rooms, and spend your savings during an afternoon on the rides at the Grand Pier.
The western neighbourhood of Uphill is the perfect countryside location to choose a traditional holiday cottage in Weston-super-Mare, where your whole family can relax and enjoy the views which come with these heights after a day of exploring the beach, and the nearby The Mendip Hills, a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Perhaps the most picturesque setting in Weston-super-Mare, you may feel like you are still dreaming if you wake up in a holiday apartment rental surrounded by the yachts which are making their way into the marina, but this coastal jewel is entirely real, and the accommodation in this area of Weston-super-Mare is just waiting to be admired.
The Town Centre
With its collection of restaurants, bars, boutiques and The Playhouse Theatre, the town centre is a hive of entrainment, all of which is steeped in nineteenth-century townhouses, many of which have been transformed into guesthouses in Weston-super-Mare. Stay in an impressive piece of Somerset's history by reserving a self-catered apartment rental in Weston-super-Mare's town centre and sample the local fish and chips which are in high demand across the centre.
The district of Worlebury is a favourite among those visitors who are custom a game of golf, as this neighbourhood is home to Worlebury Golf Club, which has been recognised as 'one of the 100 most underrated courses in Britain'. The green promises to be memorable, but a holiday cottage nestled in this peaceful neighbourhood may be able to promise views right across to the South Wales coast which are even more impressive than any hole in one!
The surrounding areas of Weston-super-Mare are famous across the country for being Area's of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and if you book a lodge in the verdant Grove Park district, then you will quickly see why this area is so highly regarded. With its colourful flower beds which bring some colour to the seafront through the spring and a bandstand which comes alive in the summer, the beauty of Grove Park is the locals best kept secret attraction.
What activities to do?
Walk along The Grand Pier
The Grand Pier has earned its title as a grand landmark, as this structure has risen from the destruction of a fire into an even greater attraction than it ever was before. With hundreds of amusements, rollercoasters and a selection of restaurants, this grand pier is unlike any other in the county.
Watch the boats in the harbour
A trip to Weston-super-Mare is incomplete without a trip to the harbour, the quaint waterside attraction which is perhaps the most therapeutic place in the town. Spend an afternoon watching the boats pass through this picture postcard setting before gliding into the Bristol Channel.
Visit Weston-super-Mare Beach
The golden shores of the Weston-super-Mare Beach have attracted thousands of visitors to its shores for hundreds of years, but the beauty of this coastline has endured, with its waters leading on to Weston Bay towards Wales. If you do not want to get too sandy, then you can always take in the natural splendour of this timeless resort from the promenade which runs parallel to the shore.
Explore the Mendip Hills
As an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the rolling Mendip Hills are only 13 miles away from the water's edge of Weston-super-Mare's beach, but they offer an entirely different experience to that of the Victorian seaside. Offering the chance to abseil, practise archery and even the opportunity to try your hand at skiing and snowboarding, a visit to The Mendip Hills is unmissable for young families and those who are young at heart who are visiting Weston-super-Mare.
Listen to the band play in Grove Park
Nothing represents a summer by the seaside quite like a brass band playing on a Sunday in the park, with Weston-super-Mare's answer to this summer tradition being showcased on a bandstand in Grove Park. However, even when the band packs up in the autumn, Grove Park remains one of the most beautiful attractions in the town, with its flowerbeds, poignant memorials and changing seasonal colours.