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Weston super Mare Car Hire - Did You Know?
- The town was called Weston-Juxta-Mare until 1348 when it changed to just Weston
- The ‘super-Mare’ suffix was added to avoid confusion with other towns called Weston
- Until the late 19th century and the growing popularity of beach resorts it was only a small village
- At nearly a mile, it has the biggest distance between low and high tide marks of any beach in the UK
- The town is a popular place for people undergoing drug rehabilitation given its genteel nature and isolation
Weston-Super-Mare Mini Guide
What can you Tell me About Weston-super-Mare?
Weston-super-Mare, often shortened to Weston or WSM, is one of Britain’s best loved seaside resorts found on the north Somerset coast forty minutes from Bristol. It only developed from a small village when the craze for sea bathing took off in Victorian times but suffered a decline with the advent of cheap foreign holidays. Today it’s reinventing itself, hoping to attract back its traditional market of families and older couples but for all, it’s a relaxing, quaint holiday resort.
How do I get to Weston-super-Mare?
If you’re flying in, then Bristol International Airport is the closest and is a short journey south on the A38 if you rent a car from Bristol airport
. It has many flights from most major European destinations as well as a flight from Cancun in Mexico. Travellers from North America would be recommended to fly into London’s Heathrow Airport
and hire a car before driving along the M4 to Bristol. It’s also possible to catch a train from Paddington to Bristol before changing for Weston-super-Mare.
What is There to do and see in Weston-super-Mare?
The main attraction is the beach and on sunny summer days, it can’t be beaten. All too often the sun doesn’t shine and then you can enjoy the fun of the recently rebuilt Grand Pier; Weston-super-Mare’s version of the London Eye, called the Weston Wheel, the Helicopter Museum or for more information on the region, the North Somerset Museum. Further afield you have the excellent shopping of Bristol and the world famous Bristol Science Museum.
Latest Update from Weston super Mare:
15/05/13 - Culminating in a grand finale on the 30th September, you can inspect one of the most unusual but brilliant outdoor art forms on Weston Beach. Sand sculptors, amateurs and professionals, will be working to produce some of the best installations, only to see them washed away by the tide.