Places to Visit / Locations

Severn Beach

  • The wide expanse of the estuary at Severn Beach
  • Entrance to the village of Severn Beach
  • Down's Bakery, Severn Beach
  • Shirley's Café, Severn Beach
  • Heritage trails at Severn Beach and New Passage
  • A postcard from Severn Beach's heyday

A windswept stopping point for migratory birds, the area is much-loved by residents, birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists and offers incredible views north to the second Severn Crossing and south to the Avonmouth docks – Bristol’s maritime portal to the rest of the world.

In its heyday, Severn Beach was known as “The Blackpool of the West” with large crowds arriving at the railway station from London at weekends.

Today the village offers quieter pleasures and, being well connected by train to Bristol, it is a great place to get outdoors and experience the estuary.

Don’t miss

Hear Mike Edwards from the Pilning and Severn Beach history group talking about the photo archive and how he remembers the area in our video below.

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