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Weston Main

North Somerset

Weston Super Mare is an established seaside resort. The pier hosts fun-packed family entertainments set on the long sandy main beach which is backed by a promenade.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2016 Sufficient

Today's Forecast

No water quality warning issued21 Jul 2017(Information provided by the Environment Agency)

Facilities at Weston Main beach

Food availableToiletsShopsLitter binsSlipway

Parking

Parking and disabled parking are available.

Dog restrictions

Dogs are not allowed in the area between Royal Sands and the Grand Pier between 1st May - 30th September.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None

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Activities

There are amusements on the pier. Swimming and watersports are popular, including sailing - there is zoning for wind and water sports. There is a sea-life centre and you can take a boat trip around the bay.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore this traditional seaside town. Uphill Hill Local Nature Reserve is near the beach, to the south there are some fantastic reserves and this area is on the tip of the gorgeous Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: bay, sand,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, from 15th May to 30th September. Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2016 Sufficient

What’s does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-

Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's Forecast

No water quality warning issued21 Jul 2017(Information provided by the Environment Agency)

Click here for more information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

For more information visit rnli.org.uk

Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Weston Main beach

Fish2Fork

We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.

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Sustainable Blue fish - serving sustainable seafood
Sustainable Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid

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Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Weston Main beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lee Palmer
on 11 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jo Ainsworth
on 26 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paul Evans
on 9 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rob Hicken
on 7 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Samantha Hale
on 7 Jun 2017

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