In the summer, the beach is a sunbathing hotspot. There’s nothing better than a gentle stroll along the beach with an ice cream, feeling the sand between your toes.
The beach is dog-friendly all year round, making it an ideal walk for you and your pets. There’s so much open space – they will love it!
Sea fishing is a popular pastime for keen fishermen, and pony rides are available during the main holiday season.
The beach runs parallel to the main road in Brean and there are several footpaths leading onto the sands. You can drive onto the northern section of the beach and park your car all day for a small charge.
A breath-taking walk to the top of Brean Down will reveal panoramic views of the surrounding area, including Weston-super-Mare and the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm.
On a clear day you can even see across to neighbouring Wales.
It’s a glorious walk along to the end of Brean Down, where the Napoleonic fort stands. Here you can explore the ruins and read about the fascinating history of life at the fort when it was in operation. Read a brief history of Brean here.
Brean Down Fort is operated by the National Trust. There is car parking near the base of the Down.
Brean beach has the second largest tidal range in the world, and although it has miles of sandy beach, at low tide a vast expanse of mud flat is exposed. Please do not walk out towards the water when the tide is out.
The water quality is good and safe for bathing, however please check the tide times and only swim at high tide. It is advisable to supervise children at all times and do not swim alone.
If you’re parking on the beach, please take note of the tide times and do not drive on the mud flats. Vehicles (including 4x4s) can easily get stuck and recovery is expensive.