My first impression of Weston super Mare was how clean and bright was the town.

In the main square there is a well-established mini-park, and trees pleasantly interrupt your path in the paved area between this park and the shops.

A lot of thoughtful planning of Grove Park is evident. It incorporates the Mayors Parlour and has an area set aside to respectfully honour the lives of local people both military and civilian who gave their all for both the country and Weston specifically.

The promenade has attractive multi-coloured paving, which compliments the overall bright surroundings. However if your form of amusement is kicking discarded tin cans and chip wrappings you are going to be sorely disappointed, although Weston was quite busy the sight of litter was absolutely minimal.

If you like to relax on the beach there is quite enough to go around. However, Mother Nature has not been too kind to the shores at Weston. Tidal problems cause the sand to give way to mud especially at the northern end of the resort. Weston took a positive approach to this problem by building their own lake/beach in the most affected area. The result is a fine safe beach area that is accessible no matter what the status of the tide on the main beach. At point 02:20 in this video you will see the extent of the tidal problem, to the right is what Mother Nature offers, and to the left Weston's response, the artificial lake/beach.

Unfortunately in July 2008 a fire completely gutted the historic Grand Pier at Weston, (lots of videos on YouTube). Thanks to the intrepid Westoner who gave Phoenix a hand to create, what you see now is one of the most modern pier’s in the UK.

Weston is a popular resort and hosts many events throughout the year.

Music backing 'Bama Country' by Kevin Macleod license (CC by 3)


Please note that the observations above were compiled due to my findings on this first time one-off visit, this status may, or may not be the rule.

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