Brean Travel Guide

  • Brean Beach
    Brean Beach
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    Brean Down fort
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  • Brean Down fort
    Brean Down fort
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Brean Things to Do

  • Puxton Park

    We spent a lovely day at the adventure park.We arrived early and spent some time in the huge indoor soft play area. Then it was off outside to play with the tractors, see the pets at the petting zoo and generally try to wear out 18th month old.The miniature train was okay, but there was an extra charge for this. We took a look at the birds in the...

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  • Brean Leisure Park - Fun City

    This year we took our little lad on the Fun City rides at Brean Leisure Park. We got him a wrist band for tiny tots, which meant he could go on the small rides as many times as he wanted. Seemed to work out cheaper and was certainly less hassle than getting tokens and handing them over. He had a great time. For some of the slightly bigger rides we...

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  • Brean Splash Waterpark

    Excellent place to cool down when the sun gets too hot.There's inside and outside pools. There are slides of various sizes and an excellent splash park for the little ones.Good value, great fun

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  • Brean Down Fort

    At the far end of Brean Down is a fort, one of Palmerston’s Follies, built in the 1860s, and re-used during WWII.Brean Down Fort forms part of a line of defences, known as Palmerston Forts, built across the channel to protect the approaches to Bristol and Cardiff. It was fortified following a visit by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to France,...

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  • Walk up and around Brean Down

    We spent a lovely morning climbing up at walking around the top of Brean Down.There’s a National Trust car park at the foot of the Down and from there you climb up the steps to the top of the hill. Be aware that the car park charges and also shuts at dusk.At the top you are rewarded with some gorgeous views of the surrounding Bristol Channel and...

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  • Congo Adventure Golf

    When we went up to get our clubs and balls the attendant asked if we would also like scorecards ... we weighed up the idea. but by the look on the face of our 18th month old toddler no scores were to be counted ... only balls chased and collected.We all had a great time ... loads of fun..

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  • Enjoy Brean Beach

    Brean beach is a huge playground of sand. It's a seven mile stretch of sand running to Burnham-on-Sea. The tide goes out for a fair way but you have to be careful not to walk out too far as the mud flats can be very dangerous.When my brother-in-law goes down with his kids he marks out a badminton court in the sand and puts up a net. Hours of...

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  • Lousy weather? ... there's always the...

    They are noisy and garish, and you can play bingo all day ... but if the weather is not being kind and the kids are getting restless, then maybe an afternoon in the arcades is not the worst of options.You come away with thousands of paper tokens .. all of which you can exchange for toys and other items of a very weird nature.

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  • Enjoy the Sunsets

    We were lucky enough to be staying in a caravan which was just a three minute walk to the beach.So once the little one was tucked up and asleep, we took it in turns to sneak off to catch a few sunsets on the beach.During the day, when the tide is out, the waterline is almost invisible and the beach is quiet. The life guards regularly go out on...

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Brean Restaurants

  • Open early and open late

    American themed bar and diner. We popped in for an excellent breakfast. Looks like it's geared up for holiday entertainment.

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  • Dinner at Big Al's Grill and Bar

    We went for an early dinner, as parents of youngsters do.A family orientated restaurant with a good kids play area outside. Pizza and cajan chicken were ordered, both of which came with a salad bar bowl. We took advantage of the salad bar, as we probably weren't going to be seeing too much in the way of vegetables and salad on the holiday menus....

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  • Friendly spot ... Kids welcome

    This pub was highly recommended by a good friend, and is just a short walk off the beach.We popped in for a relaxing late afternoon drink before heading back to the caravan. There is plenty of space inside and out for the kids to run riot.The food looked excellent.

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Brean Nightlife

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    The Seagull inn: Pubs in Brean

    by Abz123 Written Oct 25, 2006

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    Hi! Im abz (13) from birmingham and i travel to brean a lot as i visit family in berrow. We went to brean in the 6 weeks holiday and it was brilliant exept we couldnt find a cheep family spot. so my parents decided to take us for a ride around midday. As my nan practically lives in brean she knows where everything is and all the best pubs and familly places around. We stopped off at the seagull inn. outside is a large board telling you whats on for that particular night. So anyway we dicided to go back to the caravan, get changed and go down to the seagull inn around 4 oclock. when we arrived it was packed and there were only a few tables left so we grabbed a table near the front and sat down. It was brilliant as at 7 oclock they have a kids hour run by a really nice dj called christian and at around 9 pm they have caberate for adults but children are alowed to sit on the dancefloor and watch. Many families left around 10 after the first half of the caberate had finished but my familly stayed until kicking out time (around 1am) when the kids hours or caberate is not on there is alway a disco. This is a brilliant pub. over the corse of our 2 week holiday we visited the seagull 10 nights.

    Dress Code: no vest tops and no sandals

    This is christian the dj the boys next door caberate
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  • Cider Drinking

    There must be a rule somewhere that when in Somerset you must sample the cider. If there isn't rule then there should be.We popped into this well stocked farm shop on our way back from Weston Super Mare. The owner is really friendly and he'll give you some great advice on what to buy. He'll even give you a free sample.Enjoy

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  • Tasty Local Beer

    A tasty treat for the steam train loving beer drinker in the family.I picked these up in the Puxton farm shop.

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Brean Off The Beaten Path

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    Searchlights & Secrets

    by vichatherly Written Jan 28, 2014

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    At Brean Down fort you will find some interesting secrets

    During WWII, scientists from nearby HMS Birnbeck used the fort for experimental weapons development. They carried out many curious tests, not all of which went according to plan.

    One of these tests was the top secret seaborne bouncing bomb. A trolley was to carry the bomb down the track then, on impact with the buffers at the far end, project it into the air. However the trolley traveled so fast that it burst into flames, crashed through the buffers, and took the whole lot over the cliff.

    It must have been some sight and must have made a tremendous noise. You can still see the small trolley track heading out to sea.

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  • Brean Downs

    At the one end of Brean is a car park with a few souvenir shops and places to eat, next to this at the base of the Downs is a bird park which I went to when I was younger. My main memory of Brean though is walking the steep steps up to the top of Brean Downs and walking virtually to the end of the undulating, gorse splattered out-crop. From the...

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  • Have a nice beachwalk!

    Walking on the broad beach of Brean is a nice thing to do. Park your car at the beach. (you have to pay a small entrance fee) Then put on your boots and walk through the mud , which appears at low tide.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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