Yellow Sands Holiday Park, is lucky enough to be set on the yellow beaches of Brean, Somerset. Brean is a quite holiday town that is situated perfectly for visiting the local area, towns and other key places of interest the perfect base for owning a holiday caravan!
The beach stretches 7 miles long, boasting one of the longest stretches of sand in Europe, separating the Brean Beach from Weston Super Mare is Brean Down, a magnificent National Trust attraction, of 97 metres high and forming a ‘natural pier’ over the Bristol channel.
The local area of Somerset is truly breath-taking…. Without sharing everything surrounding the park here’s a taster of what could be right on your doorstep owning at Yellow Sands Holiday Park…
National Trust – Brean Down Fort
A 97 metre tall natural pier stretching out 1.5 miles to the Bristol Channel, with parking at the base, a lovely café (and often ice cream van) means you can have a pre walk treat or a post walk reward! Two ways to reach the top, steps with safety handrail to the top or a slope whereby bikes could be pushed (very steep) up the hill! Once at the top of the hill a nice walk along reaches the WW2 fort, with National Trust related information dotted throughout and a rewarding and educational visit.
Brean Leisure Park (Inc Brean Theme Park)
Interested in something wilder? Brean Leisure Park, a 5-10 minute walk from the park has everything you want, for all ages from children to adults Brean Leisure Park includes a theme park, the UKs biggest FREE admission theme park, large waterpark; Brean Splash Waterpark with indoor pool, outdoor slides and pool for the nicer weather. Brean Play, an indoor play area of children, with onsite café perfect for younger children on a rainy day! Brean Golf club stretches out towards the Mendip hills, a full 18-hole pro course with PGA professional Andrew Marsh on hand to help guide you when needed. Par 69, pay and play or memberships available.
The quiet town of Burnham on Sea is a short 10-minute drive, or bus ride from Yellow Sands Holiday Park. Set on the seafront with a large Highstreet, boasting all the shops a small Somerset Town Highstreet needs, from great coffee shops to hardware shops we are sure Burnham will keep you busy for a fair few hours. The lovely beach gives people of all ages something to enjoy, including regular concessions in the summer months such as Donkey Rides, Ice Cream and Punch and Judy puppet shows to name a few! Burnham on Sea is also very historical, with old architecture throughout and even the UK’s shortest pier which is full of fun for all the ages (a perfect photo opportunity at night!)
Apex Park, Burnham on Sea
The Apex park is a beautiful park/open space on the Burnham on Sea and Highbridge border, 42 acres of beautifully maintained grassland, with a large children’s play area, woodland walks, outdoor gym, seasonal concessions for food and even ice creams and a large skate park! Great for a relaxing walk or entertaining the kids! There is a large, free visitor car park with picnic tables and public toilets. With additional seating dotted around the lakeside and the park when you are walking. Many visitors will come for a picnic and feed the friendly
Weston-Super-Mare just a short 15-minute drive or small bus ride on the open top bus which leaves from the bus stop right on Yellow Sands Holiday Parks doorway! Weston-Super-Mare boasts so many attractions and events we wouldn’t have enough time to list them! On the lovely stretch of golden beach we have regular concessions, ice cream, donkey rides, shops and so much more. The famous Grand Pier sits in the middle of the seafront which is always worth a visit, not just for the fantastic view back to Brean Down or Uphill but the Grand Pier has Unique rides inside, a museum of memories (new for 2018), lots of arcade games and so much more. Great fun for all ages.
Just 30-minute drive from Yellow Sands Holiday park, Clevedon is the small English town which really packs a punch! A huge array of shops to visit in the Highstreet but dripping in history. With the National Heritage site of the Clevedon Pier, which is famous for many music videos, tv shows and more and with a small café at the end which sell amazing cream teas!! (We have made sure to test them before recommending them of course!). National Trust properties and walks surround Clevedon including the Clevedon Court and Clevedon Marine Lake which are lovely on a warm day.
50 minutes from Brean Sands Holiday Park is the stunning ‘city’ of Wells! Dripping in history Wells has a delight of places to see and visit. The main attraction is Wells Cathedral, built in the year 1175 and described as the most poetic of English Cathedrals. A significant landmark in Somerset which you can have a guided or un-guided tour around. If the cathedral is not your thing then there are a huge range of shops, local independents and large chains to keep you occupied.
Glastonbury a short 30 minute drive from Yellow Sands Holiday Park has lots of quirky shops, food places and places of interest. A great walk is the Glastonbury Tor which is a stand-alone hill topped by a landmark 15th century tower with views of over 3 counties including Wales! Panoramic views which are well worth the short walk up!
Cheddar Gorge is a natural limestone gorge in the Mendip hills, adjacent to the town of Cheddar, (Famous for Cheddar Cheese!) lots of caves to explore and home to Britain’s oldest complete hum skeleton who is estimated around 9,000 years old! Once you have explored the Gorge it is well worth a visit to the shops and
West Somerset Railway
West Somerset Railway is 20 miles of heritage railway through the beautiful Somerset countryside and coast. Take a beautiful trip through the countryside on historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons with ten unique stations linked to the track which will bring back many happy memories. Well worth a visit for all ages to enjoy.