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Best Beaches In Bristol, Somerset and Bristol

We've rounded up the best beaches in Bristol in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 22 Bristol beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Ladye Bay

  • Clevedon
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Best place to be when the summer heat strikes is at the beach, so cover the kids in sunscreen and head out for a day at Ladye Bay near Clevedon. This...

Clevedon Beach

  • Clevedon
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Sun's out? Enjoy a lovely day out with the kids by the seaside at Clevedon Beach near Bristol! This long, pebble and sand shore is situated close to...

Sand Bay

  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Bring out the sunscreen, gather the kids and get ready for a family day out in the sun at Sand Bay Beach near Weston Super Mare. This long sandy stri...

Weston Super Mare Beach

  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

There's no better way to experience the summer vibe than to spend a day on the beach! Grab your beach towel and head straight to Weston Super Mare Be...

Uphill Slipway Beach

  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Escape the noise of the city with a carefree day of beach ball games, sand castles and swimming at Uphill Slipway Beach near Weston Super Mare. This...

Brean Beach

  • Brean
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Ready for the summer? Time to dip into the water, top up your tan and build a sand castle at Brean Beach near Bristol. This 7-mile sandy beach is one...

Berrow Beach

  • Burnham-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The kids love going to the beach? We've got the perfect place for you! Pack all your spades, buckets and rakes and get ready to build a sand castle a...

Burnham Beach

  • Burnham-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Sun, sea and a lovely day at the beach - it's the perfect way to spend your summer holidays....or any other warm day of the year! Get the kids ready...



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Penarth Beach

  • Penarth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you love an outdoor seaside adventure, Penarth beach in South Wales is perfect for you. Though swimming is often not advised, there’s still plenty...

Whitmore Bay

  • Barry Island
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Beaches

Barry Island is famous for more than just Gavin and Stacey; it’s also home to Whitmore Bay. This white, sandy Blue Flag beach is a small slice of Wel...

Cotswold Country Park and Beach

  • Cirencester
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the perfect family day out. Home to the largest inland beach in the UK with lifeguards on duty every weekend and s...

Kilve Beach

  • Kilve
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Nice weather? Make the most of the sunshine - bag your sun lotion, put on your bikini and head out to find a real fossil at Kilve Beach near Bristol....

Cotswold Water Park & Beach

  • Cirencester
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

The Cotswold Water Park is an area of about 40 square miles, featuring more than 150 lakes, set across the countryside crossing borders at Wiltshire,...

St Audries Bay

  • Taunton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to St Audries Bay in Somerset, a gorgeous little sand and pebble beach, and you’ll definitely want to bring along your camera… Set at the b...

Llantwit Major Beach

  • Llantwit Major
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Got little explorers? Take them down to Llantwit Major Beach in South Wales, a rocky beach with spots of sand that’s perfect to discover new things....

Blue Anchour Bay

  • Minehead
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a sand and shingle beach in Somerset? Head down to Blue Anchor beach, a great spot for a family day out.  Got little adventures? Blue Anc...

Minehead Beach

  • Minehead
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great beach that the whole family will love? Head down to Minehead beach in Somerset, a long sandy beach that’s got plenty of fun seasi...

Dunraven Bay

  • Southerndown
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’ve got little explorers, then a trip to Dunraven Bay in South Wales should definitely be on your list - there’s so much to discover on this sa...

Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes the present warren is all that is left of what was once the Largest Sand Dune Complex In Britain, stretching along the coa...

Ogmore Beach

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover the sandy shores of Ogmore beach, a great and clean beach in South Wales that’s perfect for a family day by the seaside. Bring along your sw...

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