History and Heritage


Brean Down- National Trust

Brean, North Somerset, TA8 2RS


Brean Down is a wonderful location for a day out in Somerset.

Brean Down- National Trust

You are able to relax on the beach at the foot of the Down, build sandcastles on the beach and visit the Cove Café for an afternoon treat! 

Venture to the top of the Down and take the exhilarating 1.5 mile walk along Somerset’s greatest natural pier.

At the top of the 97m high Down you are able to look out over the Bristol Channel towards south Wales and over the Somerset Levels so make sure to bring a camera!

Uncover the secrets of Brean Down as you discover the site of a Roman temple and explore the Palmerston Fort.

General facilities include: 

  • Pay and display car park at the Cove Café situated at the bottom of Brean Down
  • Toilets are located at Brean Down Cove Café
  • Refreshments available at Brean Down Cove Café
  • Ice creams and beach toys available in our shop
  • Pick up a circular walks leaflet in the shop
  • Please keep dogs on leads at all times
  • Picnic area

Opening Hours

Coastline- Dawn to dusk

Café- 09:00 - 17:00

Shop- 09:00 - 17:00

Road Directions

8 miles from exit 22 of M5

Parking: 200 yards, at Cove Cafe at the bottom of Brean Down. Car park opens with shop and café.

Car park closes at 5:30pm. Parking Charge: £4.50 all day (high season) £2 all day (low season), parking is free for National Trust members.

Public Transport Directions

By train- Highbridge 8½ miles
By bus- Highbridge to Weston-super-Mare, alight Brean, 1¾ miles


Brean Down- National Trust
North Somerset

T: 01278751874

E: breandown@nationaltrust.org.uk

W: nationaltrust.org.uk/brean-down

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