4 Free Places to Explore in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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I couldn’t present a hidden gem series and not include my home town right? Today I feature good old Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset! And there are loads of hidden gems in our little town. It’s not just about penny arcades and donkeys! If you want to get out of town and the main tourist areas then read on.

4 Free Places to Explore in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

So let’s crack on with our free things to do for families in the area.

Weston Woods

You can’t go wrong with 130 hectares of woodland now can you! You can access Weston Woods a number of ways, from the coast road or the main entrance is in Worlebury Hill Road – postcode BS22 9ST.

We like a wander in the woods and we often Geocache here too. The only downside? Dog poo. Watch where you step.

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Technically Sand Bay with the woods in the background!

Brean Down

Technically Brean, not Weston but close enough. The car park there is National Trust so bonus if you’re a member. Climb to the top, admire the view of Weston and pack a picnic to enjoy.

Sand Bay

Sand Bay is one of my favourite spots in Weston. It can get a bit busy when the sun shines but it’s worth a trip. There are a few car parks, one being National Trust down at Sand Point. The other two are free. Here’s a little map I made for you.

sandbay car parks in weston super mare

We love walking along the beach here as there are a few stones and shells. You often find coloured glass weathered by the sea. If you’re hungry, grab a bit at the little cafe along the front. There is also a snack shack and toilets located at the middle car park. Oh and fancy a trip into town on the open top bus? Pick that up from the middle car park too.

Flying kites in sand bay weston super mare free family days out

Uphill

Uphill is lovely for a little mooch around. Take in the boatyard, enjoy a walk, and grab a bite at the cafe. Pop the following postcode in your Sat Nav and you should find parking either along the main road or at the end by the boat yard: BS23 4XY.

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Look at that view!

And there we have some lesser known spots in Weston, North Somerset. If you’re a local then you probably know them well. If you’re visiting them def go check them out. And don’t forget to catch up with the rest of the hidden gems series – Bedfordshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Norfolk are just a few of the places my lovely guest posters have written about.

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days out with family in weston super mare north somerset

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