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Somerset Beach

Our Favourite Somerset Beaches!

We love the Ocean, we love a good Beach and we love Somerset!


The Somerset coast is beautiful. come and spend some time on its sandy beaches, secluded coves, long wide bays, cliffs, and any of the characterful coastal towns.


Here’s a buy-none-get-one-free guide to some of Somerset’s lovely beaches within easy distance of ‘Long Beach’ - our fabulous converted American School Bus at the wonderful Petruth Paddocks Free-Range Campsite in Cheddar. Come stay a while - you’ll fall in love with Somerset too!

A Guide to Beautiful Beaches near our American School Glamping Bus in Somerset

Somerset Beach near American School Bus Glamping Somerset

Burnham-on-Sea -12 miles


Burnham-on-Sea has one of the longest beaches in Europe! Seven miles of vast sandy beach mostly backed by natural marshland, perfect for walks and birdwatching. Best visited at high tide for Sea-lovers! Lifeguards patrol the beach in summer.

Burnham-on-Sea has the UK’s shortest pier (perfect for taking the Mother-in-Law for a long walk) and you’ll find a promenade with cafés, restaurants and shops, toilets and showers.

Berrow Beach -13 miles

Just a few miles along from Burnham-on-Sea, the quieter sandy Berrow Beach is great for a refreshing dip in the Ocean. At low tide you can see a shipwreck at the south end of the beach. Swimming is only permitted for two hours before and after high tide, so again check the tide timings. There are Lifeguards here, and a small car park.

Brean Down Beach -16 miles

Brean Down Beach is perfect for family fun - sandcastles and games on the firm sand, overlooked by Brean Down, 97 metres high with fantastic views out over the ocean, the immense coastline stretching away, and inland to Glastonbury Tor. Swimming is only advised at high tide, and there is no lifeguard service here.

Parking is easy on designated areas on the beach itself so access to the beach is easy. There are Toilets and water available, and there are often food trucks and ice cream vans.

Sand Bay -14 miles

Two miles north of Weston-Super-Mare, Sand Beach is a long and remote strip of sand, backed by grassy dunes, and perfect for escaping the crowds. Popular for relaxed beachcombing and horseriding, you’ll really feel you are in the wilderness.

There is no lifeguard service, though there are some food outlets, a car park and toilets.

Weston-Super-Mare Town Beach -15 miles

This long, golden sandy beach attracts thousands of visitors. It is one of the largest natural beaches in the UK and is good for water sports and kite surfing at the south end of the beach.


Being a town beach, every amenity is easily available - food, drink, even beach donkeys!

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Wherever you choose, we encourage you go 'Old-School' - mess about, play games, picnic, and shop and eat from local and independent businesses where possible. Please leave Somersets gorgeous beaches as you found them by leaving no trace, except footprints, sandcastles, and maybe a stone-stack. Leave with great memories, sandy toes, salty-sea hair and - importantly - your litter. 

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