Sand Bay and Weston Woods

I’ve lived in Weston-super-Mare for 13 years now and it’s only recently that I’ve come to appreciate the beauty that I have right on my doorstep. For years I felt like I was missing out because I didn’t live in a city. For ages I pestered Mr D, telling him our lives were boring and we needed to move to the city if we wanted good jobs. The city being Bristol, or closer to London. I also thought that taking a year out or moving abroad completely would sort out my feelings of discontent. I was wrong. All I needed to do was look at what I have right in front of me, and also realise that the grass isn’t always greener. Right now, for the first time in years and years, I can say I feel content and happy with what I have right here.

And that leads me to my post today. My hidden gem of Weston-super-Mare. That being the beautiful Sand Bay. Now I’ve been to Sand Bay before but I’d only walked along the top and I’d never been to the end of the beach up near Weston Woods. I didn’t realise there was a car park there and had always parked in the one further along Sand Bay, near to the tea rooms (which are really nice for a cuppa and a cake!). Here is a map where I circled both car parks. It is the bottom one we discovered! And the best thing, they are free 🙂 The postcode for the area is BS22 9UR if you need it.

sand bay weston super mare parking map

I met some of my good mum friends there a few weeks ago and it was lush. Absolutely lush. Although we had a mix-up with car parks as I’d parked at my regular one and my friends were at the other one. Oops!

Here are some photos from our trips to Sand bay and the woods. If you are in the area, I’d def recommend heading up there for some quiet, less commercialised, beach action 🙂

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Playing in the sand dunes 🙂

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mummy blogger bristol weston super mare Sand bay beach parking things to do children family

mummy blogger bristol weston super mare Sand bay beach parking things to do children family

Fun in the woods:

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So there, my new favourite place. It only took me thirteen years to discover it!


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  1. Looks like a lovely place! And it\’s so funny how it can take us so long to discover places on our doorstep! I\’ve been in Swansea nearly 16 years now and I\’m sure there are tons of places here that I\’ve not explored yet! x #KCACOLS

  2. Sun, sea and woods all in one place, no wonder this is your new favourite place, it has all the elements for some great outdoor fun. If you get a chance, please join me for Country Kids, it is for all outdoor adventures. Popping by today from #KCACOLS

  3. I spent the first 22 years of my life living in Bristol and I loved it. Spent many a summers day in Weston and surrounding areas there really are some beautiful places. I\’m glad you feel settled there now. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you can come back next Sunday xx

  4. Wow I love your pics – what a stunning place. The beach looks great with little cove-type places for the kids to sit and lots to explore. Great post, wonderful to hear about new places to visit #KCACOLS

  5. is it is strange how we never notice the beauty and fun places near where we live. I live in Matlock, Derbyshire and there are loads of lovely places and things to do, but I just never think about them #KCACOLS

  6. Wow you are so lucky to have such a beautiful place on your doorstep – the beach is just beautiful and I love the photos of your boy playing in the sand dunes. Isn\’t it lovely when you discover places like this near where you live? Thanks for linking up to #FamilyFun

  7. I visited Weston when I was little and always remember the beach..and that my nan let me buy and eat three sticks of rock…that was the hight of delight all them years ago…Was thinking I would have to stay and bring my little man so now I know the best beach! Thank you #KCACOLS

  8. You sound a bit like me, I live in a seaside town too (east Devon so not a million miles away) and always felt like I was missing out until recent years – now I feel incredibly lucky to be able to raise my family somewhere so beautiful and on the coast. Sand Bay looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing #KCACOLS

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