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Best Beaches In Somerset and Bristol

We've rounded up the best beaches in Somerset and Bristol in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 32 Somerset and 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

Sunset at Burnham Beach

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...

Shipreck at Berrow Beach

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...

View of Uphill Slipway Beach at Weston Super Mare

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...

Sunset at Brean Beach in Bristol

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...

Grand Pier at Weston Super Mare Beach

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...

View of Sand Bay in Bristol

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...

Stormy day at Kilve Beach

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....

Pier at Clevedon Beach

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...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

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...

View of Ladye Bay in Clevedon

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...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

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...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

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...

Barry Island climbing wall sign at Whitmore Bay

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...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

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...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Charmouth Beach

  • Bridport
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Charmouth beach is a must-stop destination with the kids and comes with all the great things we all love about a trip to the beach. Lay down a blanke...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Seatown Beach

  • Bridport
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great day out in the outdoors? Then look no further than Seatown Beach! This shingled beach is tucked away in the countryside, so you’l...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Lyme Regis Beach

  • Lyme Regis
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Lyme Regis’ harbour, also known as The Cobb, is a great place to head to for a fantastic day out. Set against the curved wall of the harbour, you can...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

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....

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

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...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Bowleaze Cove

  • Weymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head over to Bowleaze Cove, where you’ll discover a great little beach that’s perfect for a family day out. There’s plenty of opportunities to get yo...

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