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.