Exploring Somerset’s coastal treasures

Written by Naomi Churn


Timeless seaside resorts, the country’s only Grade I-listed pier, dune-backed beaches and exhilarating cliff walks ensure that Somerset’s coastline has something for everyone.

Coastal towns and villages


Fossil-hunting at Kilve Beach


Lovely lighthouses at Burnham


An historic treasure at Clevedon


Family fun at Weston-super-Mare

Compared with Clevedon’s sedate charm, Weston-super-Mare – an amalgamation of ‘West Tun’ (meaning settlement) and ‘above the sea’ (super mare in Latin) – is a much more brash place altogether.