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Walk to the fort, then ham egg and chips.

After a coffee in the Cove Cafe we walked up onto Brean Down and visited the fort. It was a fresh... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
k r
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Walk up steps

We had a fantastic time here Snck in the cafe below the steps then a track up a couple of hundred... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
loz r
Coventry, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk”(63 reviews)
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8 miles from exit 22 of M5 | Between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea, Brean, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 2RS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is awful, poor quality food, slow service, grumpy staff, disgusting toilets. Not what you’d expect from a national trust cafe. Will never return.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a coffee in the Cove Cafe we walked up onto Brean Down and visited the fort. It was a fresh November day with few visitors about, and we were completely alone as we explored the deserted fort and watched birds for half an hour....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank k r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time here Snck in the cafe below the steps then a track up a couple of hundred steps

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank loz r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovley walk nice that they offer all terrain mobility scooters so those of us who are less able can still enjoy the walk nice walk able to do with pushchairs as well though you wouldn’t want little stroller wheels

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Hannahsharon
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Staying close by and being National Trust Members we visited the headland. A vast expanse of beach with rockpools to investigate. A very steep walk up onto the headland with views over the Bristol Channel. Nice little National Trust shop and cafe with friendly staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grahampritchard2016
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

So beautiful, the walk and the views is breathtaking, but I would say to take lots to drink because it’s very long , it’s amazing to see the cows just around

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I love taking a walk at this place.. Been coming here since I was a toddler,so is somewhere that is familiar.. excellent views of Brean and neighbouring western super mare.. Very good for a nice walk and some fresh air and great to see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chesh1984
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit in the right weather. If NT members, be careful to park in the first car park near the NT cafe, where there is no fee for members. Car park further down is not NT and you’ll have to pay £2....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EdP209
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Whatever your age or physical state if you find yourself at the foot of Brean Down... get to the top. Take the steps slowly if you must but once on the top the view is worth it. Go on... get up there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dik-mad-dog
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We visited Brean Down and the fort as Storm Callum was passing. It made for a very windy trip. However, we had a lovely afternoon there. We parked easily, possibly because it was October. Parking cost £3.00 for the day. There is a cafe directly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nicola R
August 20, 2018|
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Response from Marylin E | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, my grandsons love crabbing but we certainly didn't see any areas you could have done it in, sorry it's not an exact answer!
Adam W
May 15, 2018|
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Response from sabatinitennis | Reviewed this property |
I think you can park in front of the bird farm. Why not climb up to uphill church and watch from there .....the view is the same and parking free.
Lucie H
March 12, 2018|
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Response from alexanderlexijones | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The number 20 bus goes to Brean Beach from Western-super-Mare. From the bus stop it’s a 10 walk to Brean Down.