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Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside...

IT'S been described as Brumby-the Sea - because Weston is the favourite seaside destination of Midland families. And little wonder, when there's so much to see and do. Weston-super-Mare has everything you could want for a staycation by the sea.

With miles of flat, golden sand, the flagship grand pier, iconic donkeys, a bustling high street, independent shopping districts, a testing golf course, buzzing nightlife and a growing theatre, arts and music scene, Weston has become a cosmopolitan town.

At the heart of the town is the pier which has, quite literally, risen from the ashes.

Devastated by fire in July 2008, owner Kerry Michael has rebuilt the Grand Pier at a cost of PS34 million.

Now it's an indoor theme park offering visitors family fun, worldclass rides and attractions - and ? WESTON-SUPER-MARE admission is absolutely free.

Open every day, except Christmas Day, come hail, rain or shine, you'll always get a warm welcome.

There's something here for everyone, young and old alike, from the arcade machines to thrilling rides, or a relaxing traditional afternoon tea in the exquisite Edwardian-style tea rooms.

Add to this a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes and a host of top events and attractions, Westonsuper-Mare is a year-round visitor destination.

Now proud to offer an increasingly high standard of holiday accommodation, whether you're looking for a hotel, guest accommodation, campsites and caravan parks or a self-catering break, Weston is waiting to welcome you.

Easily accessible from the M5, Weston is the gateway to the South West, and there's plenty to explore whilst you are in the area, making it an ideal resort not just for a short break, but for a longer stay.

Each summer T4 On The Beach, the premier seaside pop festival, comes to town with chart-topping acts. There's the annual Sand Sculpture festival with a wide variety of displays to amaze.

Weston Helicopter Museum and Seaquarium are among top attractions, while the spectacular Wookey Hole Caves are close to hand.

A walk through the caves allows you to enter an ancient world filled with rock and stone, with shimmering water and ambient light.

Within a short drive you'll also find the seaside town of Burnhamon-Sea, as well as Cheddar, Wells, Glastonbury and Clevedon. There are also direct rail links to Bristol, Cardiff, Bath and Taunton.

Take a look at the official destination website for accommodation, events, attractions and much more, and if you complete the online survey you could win a holiday worth PS350!


The newly-restored Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare, a favourite seaside destination

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Date:Dec 27, 2013
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