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Go Loopy on the Beach

The stretch of sand between Brean Down and Burnham-On-Sea is one of the longest in Europe. It is a haven for walkers, sandcastle builders and even horse riders. At places you can even park on the beach for a great view from the front seat of your car.


Families have flocked to the holiday camps along the Berrow and Brean strip for generations and day trippers have enjoyed the traditional sea-side treats of ices and candy floss from the kiosks.


Just up the road is Weston super Mare where its fabulous Grand Pier has its own trains and indoor theme park. The sand here is so good that there is a Sand Sculpture Festival from April till September every year as well as donkey rides and an Air Show over the sea.


Somerset can boast four piers – two in Weston, one at Burnham and one at Clevedon which has been described as the most beautiful in England.


With a fascinating geology, the coast of Somerset is not all about sand. The rocks are pretty special too with scientists revealing recently that those at Watchet were similar to ones found on Mars.


Rock formations from the Jurassic period make up some stretches along the shores of the Bristol Channel and so fossil hunting is a rewarding past time from Kilve to Blue Anchor as is rock pooling.

Dunster Beach has plenty for families to do. Not only can you explore the beach but you can also access the Steam Coast Trail – a new tarmacked cycling route that runs alongside the West Somerset Railway.

At Minehead there are large sandy areas, just perfect for beach games, picnics and traditional seaside fun.

There are numerous dramatic smaller beaches and coves to explore along the Exmoor National Park coastline from Porlock to Lynton.

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