Brean sits at the northern end of the Somerset coast which ends with the dramatic backdrop of Brean Down – a historic monument managed by the National Trust and full of history, wildlife and rare plants. Beneath this dramatic backdrop is Brean beach, the northern end of the seven mile long stretch of sand that begins in Burnham-on-Sea to the south. A fantastic holiday destination, it is the perfect setting for a trip to the seaside, offering miles of sandy beach as far as the eye can see and plenty of open space to enjoy.
Whether you’re on holiday or just visiting for the day, the beach is a sunbathing hotspot perfect for building sandcastles, playing beach games and paddling in the sea – when the tide is in. The beach is dog-friendly all year round, making it ideal for dog walks too. There are car parks at the end of the beach as well as a beach parking area accessed from the coast road.
Alternatively you can head to the top of Brean Down and take the exhilarating 1.5 mile walk along Somerset’s greatest natural pier. At 97m high, the views from the top are truly spectacular, looking out over the Bristol Channel towards south Wales and Steep Holm, inland over the Somerset Levels and west across the Somerset coast to Exmoor. At the end of the peninsular there is a Palmerston Fort with buildings and stores to explore, while the journey to reach it passes the sites of an old iron age fort and a Roman temple!