Weston-super-Mare is Somerset's most popular coastal destination. An established tourist resort with it's wide sandy beach and seaside attractions include a long promenade, Winter Gardens and Grand Pier.
As recently as 1811, Weston-super-Mare was just a fishing hamlet with only a couple of hundred inhabitants. It is now the second largest town in Somerset with a population of over 50,000. Weston-super-Mare is the type of resort you either love or hate. As an entertainment centre it has it all. It does however conjure up images of rows of deck chairs, donkey rides and middle aged men with rolled up trouser legs and knotted hankies. The sea is out more often than it is in and the town boasts more than it's fair share of amusement arcades.
On the plus side Weston is served with excellent shopping facilities and some good restaurants. The Grand Pier has plenty of entertainment and the SeaQuarium features some fine examples of marine life from around our shores.
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