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The pretty coastal village of Kewstoke lies 3 km north of Weston-super-Mare, overlooking Sand Bay.

To the north is the headland of Sand Point (also known as Middle Hope) and to the south, Worlebury Hill.

Kewstoke stands in a peaceful, rural area and from here there are fine views up and down the Severn Estuary and over Woodsprung Priory, set in the lee of Sand Point.

The parish church of St Paul's, founded by the Normans, is a pleasing mixture of architectural styles, mainly dating from the 13th - 15th centuries. Opposite the church is Monk's Hill, where the ancient St Kew's Steps link the sea below the village with Worlebury Hill camp in Weston Woods.

Sand Bay, bordered to the north by Sand Point, has views up and down the Severn and over Woodsprung Priory, sheltering in the lee of Sand Point. The local geology, boasting nationally important volcanic rocks, has attracted visitors for over 200 years.

Sand Bay is noted for its bird population, sand dune communites and saltmarsh. Since the 1950s the northern end of the bay has become overgrown with spartina grass, originally planted to protect a tributary of the Bristol Channel further upstream.

In the 1980s the level of one part of the beach was raised to prevent flooding by pumping sand from the Bristol Channel. As a result the beach now has two levels, the original height near the sea and the higher level beside the road. Sand Bay is a popular bathing beach with good water quality.

However, because debris regularly washes in from the Bristol Channel, it has never received a European Blue Flag.

Sand Bay is a family holiday destination with a holiday camp (Sand Bay Holiday Village) and several static caravan parks.

Sand Point and Middle Hope form a large headland reaching out into the Bristol Channel to the north of Kewstoke. Owned by the National Trust, the headland boasts the largest complete set of Black Rock Limestone in the South-West and supports rare wildlife including the Cheddar Pink, Somerset Hair Grass and an introduced colony of Glanville Fritillary butterfly.

Good coastal walks along this promontory, which also has archaeological sites dating from the Bronze Age to World War II. A line reaching from Sand Point to Lavernock Point in South Wales marks the lower limit of the Severn Estuary and the start of the Bristol Channel.

On clear days there are views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales and towards Clevedon, the Second Severn Crossing and the Severn Bridge.

Tourist Attractions in and near Kewstoke to Visit

Activities

Activities

The Grand Pier 1.7 miles Enjoy the seaside fun on this historic pier.

Paddle Steamer Waverley 1.7 miles Why not have a trip on this historic vessel.

Motor Vessel Balmoral 1.8 miles A classical passenger ship to take a trip on.

Boat Trips 1.8 miles Take a boat out to sea for great coastal views.

The Great Weston Train Experience 2.1 miles A very large model railway inside a shop.

Puxton Park 3.5 miles A fun place to take the children.

Court Farm Country Park 3.8 miles Have a day out down at the farm !

Art Galleries

Art Galleries

Hans Price Gallery 1.5 miles The gallery that shows work by local artists.

Toll House Gallery 6.7 miles An interesting gallery exhibiting local art.

Clevedon Craft Centre 6.9 miles A popular arts and crafts centre with workshops.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Woodspring Priory A converted priory with a small museum.

Clevedon Court 7.4 miles An elegant manor house to visit.

Museums

Museums

Lambretta Scooter Museum 1.4 miles See a wide range of the famous Lambretta scooters.

North Somerset Museum 1.5 miles Discover the history of this area of Somerset.

Weston-super-Mare Heritage Centre 1.5 miles Find out about the growth of Weston as a Victorian resort

Helicopter Museum 2.2 miles A good collection of helicopters from around the world.

King John Hunting Lodge 8.1 miles The town museum in a very interesting building.

Aquariums

Aquariums

SeaQuarium 2.0 miles Have a family day out at this popular aquarium.

Outdoors

Out & About

Worlebury Hill Fort Climb the hill to this Iron Age fort.

Jill's Garden 1.3 miles A garden tribute to Jill Dando.

Birnbeck Pier 1.8 miles The first pier to be built at Weston.

Ellenborough Park 1.9 miles A good place for a stroll or to let the children run around.

Brean Down Tropical Bird Gardens 3.8 miles Enjoy looking at the amazing birds here.

Bream Down 4.2 miles Good coastal walks to see the scenery and wildlife.

Clevedon Pier 6.6 miles Take a stroll on this elegant pier.

Railways

Railway

Weston Miniature Railway 2.2 miles Westons popular 7.25 gauge miniature railway.

Venues

Theatres, Cinemas and Venues

Playhouse Theatre 1.5 miles Catch a play or performance during your stay.

Blakehay Theatre & Community Arts 1.5 miles Enjoy an evening at the theatre.

Winter Gardens 1.6 miles Take in a show or an exhibition, there's something to do all year around.

Odeon Cinema 1.6 miles A beautiful cinema in which to see a film.

Curzon Community Cinema 6.5 miles Enjoy a film at this Art Deco cinema.

Theme Parks

Adventure & Theme Parks

Animal Farm Adventure Park 5.8 miles Take the children down to the farm for the day.

Towns Near Kewstoke To Visit - straight line distance:

Weston-super-Mare (1.67 miles) Clevedon (6.15 miles) Congresbury (6.37 miles) Steep Holm (7.00 miles)
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How to get to Kewstoke
Kewstoke, just north along the coast from Weston-super-Mare seafront.
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