The best things to do on a sunny day in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 18:00 13 July 2017

How would you spend a sunny day in Weston-super-Mare? Here are some ideas.

How would you spend a sunny day in Weston-super-Mare? Here are some ideas.


Weston-super-Mare is at its most beautiful when the sun is shining – and there are many ways to enjoy it. Here is how you can spend your time in the sun.

Marine Lake. (Picture: Timmay Curtis).Marine Lake. (Picture: Timmay Curtis).

The beach and Marine Lake

It may be a cliché to head to the beach as soon as the sun appears from behind the clouds – but it’s a classic way to spend the day for a reason, and you are guaranteed an enjoyable day out.

Grab an ice cream from PJ’s – which has every flavour you can imagine – and relax on the sand while the kids have a go on the donkeys.

If you want to cool down, you can also dip your toes in the cool water at Marine Lake.

The water park on the seafront.The water park on the seafront.

Water park

The park on Weston’s seafront gives children the chance to cool down and have fun in a safe environment.

It features a splash pad and wooden play equipment, and adults can also get a bite to eat at Coco’s Canteen.

MORE: 10 ways to enjoy water in North Somerset.

The Old Quarry in South Road is a relaxing place to go.The Old Quarry in South Road is a relaxing place to go.

Find a tranquil spot

There are plenty of options when you want to get away from the hubbub of the seafront or the town centre.

The Old Town Quarry nature reserve is a haven of tranquillity, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a cake and listen to the birds. There is also some artwork to enjoy.

The Prince Consort Gardens, overlooking Birnbeck Pier, is also nestled away from the crowds, and a great place to relax and enjoy the views over Weston.

Grove Park (Picture: Mike Smithies).Grove Park (Picture: Mike Smithies).

Enjoy a picnic

Once you have been to one of Weston’s outstanding cafes and eateries and selected some food and drink to take away with you, visit one of the town’s parks to eat them.

The flowers are blooming in Grove Park, which looks stunning at this time of year, while Clarence Park and Ashcombe Park also make for lovely places to catch some rays further away from the town centre.

Steep Holm.Steep Holm.

Go for a boat trip

Get another perspective of Weston’s beautiful coast by taking a trip to Steep Holm or Flat Holm.

Both are rich in wildlife and history. Steep Holm, for example, has Muntjac deer, and an exhibition room with island artefacts.

MORE: Top 10 places of historical interest to visit.

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