If you’ve always hankered to live beside the seaside, why not take a sneaky peak at Weston-super-Mare?
With one of the UK’s longest beaches and stunning views over the Bristol Channel, this seaside town has lots going for it. Great road and rail connections, a host of regeneration projects and attractive house prices are just a few of the reasons to invest the time to find out more. You may well be surprised by what you see.
Just off Junction 21 of the M5 means there’s a host of things to do and places to go all within an hour and a half of this seaside town:
- Heading south it’s less than 30 miles to Taunton
- Going north, just under 25 miles and you’re in Bristol
- Only 1 hr 10 mins and you’re on the edge of Exmoor
- Less than 15 miles and you’re at Cheddar Gorge
- For festival lovers, you’re only 30 miles from the festival of all festivals…..Glastonbury!
Bristol airport is just 15 miles away and Exeter 60, so there’s no drama if you’re looking to head to Europe.
With an average of 48 trains a day heading to Bristol Temple Meads, it really is a case of letting the train take the strain. London Paddington is only two and half hours away.
With the average house price in Weston-super-Mare almost £100,000 cheaper than in Bristol, what’s not to like? Currently, Zoopla states the average semi-detached property in Bristol is £302,568 vs its Weston-super-Mare counterpart, at £209,194.
With one of the longest and naturally occurring beaches in the UK, Weston-super-Mare boasts over two miles of sandy beaches (when the tide is out) and views over the Bristol Channel. A holiday destination since Victorian times, thousands flock to the beach during the summer months, but Weston still has appeal during the winter months. Ever popular with walkers, it’s also a ‘go-to’ spot for water sports enthusiasts including kite surfers.
A Town with Everything!
There’s never a chance to be bored in Weston-super-Mare. With all the attractions usually associated with a seaside holiday town, Weston benefits from:
The Grand Pier. Re-opened in 2010, has been hailed as the ultimate 21st-century theme park. The £45 million regeneration of Dolphin Square is due for completion this year. Restaurants locating to Dolphin Square include, Nandos, Prezzo, and Pizza Express and the centre will also include a Cineworld, indoor climbing centre and a health and fitness centre.
There’s also two theatres, a Seaquarium, helicopter museum, bowling alley and a host of annual events to enjoy, including the famous Sandcastle exhibition which runs from March to October.
Weston isn’t your usual old-fashioned seaside town, partly thanks to Banksy the anonymous Bristol graffiti artist (famed for his satirical street art) who opened a temporary anti-establishment “bemusement” park in 2015. It is reported that Banksy holidayed in Weston as a child and that his temporary exhibition, which featured artwork by the likes of Damien Hirst, attracted 150,000 visitors and generated around £20m extra revenue for the town. So, if it is cool enough for Banksy who are we to argue…..?!
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