Posts by Category: Somerset

The Bantam Pier At Burnham

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 12th June 2014

My last pier visit today was to Britain’s shortest at Burnham-on-Sea, a few miles down the coast from Weston. It may be small, but it’s still interesting, particularly when the tide is lapping around its feet.

The Tide Is Coming In

The Tide Is Coming In

Despite its bantam size, Burnham still has a nice little café, so I was able to indulge in my tea and cake ritual here too.

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Tea & Cake, Burnham

View the full gallery of images from Burnham-on-Sea Pier.

Crumbling Birnbeck

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 12th June 2014

Weston-super-Mare Birnbeck Pier is in a very sorry state. It’s not been open to the public since 1994 and has been gradually deteriorating while the owners and council argue about plans for redevelopment.

Overlook From The Road

Overlook From The Road

It’s crumbling nature also meant that there were no refreshments available nearby, so I missed having my tea and cake on the pier, but sat and drank some water in the shelter on the prom.

A Shelter On The Prom

A Shelter On The Prom

View the full gallery of images from Weston-super-Mare Birnbeck Pier.

A Grand Time At Weston

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 12th June 2014

The second pier of my Somerset visit was Weston-super-Mare Grand. And it would seem it’s grand by name and Grand by nature these days. Refurbished and re-opened in 2010 after a devastating fire in 2008, it now boasts many indoor amusements, and modern facilities.

Twists & Turns On The Beach

Twists & Turns On The Beach

The Pierhead also boasts a fine restaurant which serves an excellent Cream Tea!

Tea & Scones, Weston Grand

Tea & Scones, Weston Grand

View the full gallery of images from Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier.

Classy Clevedon

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 12th June 2014

Yesterday I was staying in Great Malvern for a concert, so decided to spend time visiting some piers in North Somerset while not too far away. My first stop today was the lovely Victorian pier in Clevedon. It’s a classy location with a grand view across the Bristol Channel to Wales. The pier itself has been restored to its former glory and it now has Grade I listed status.

Fluffy Clouds Over Wales

Fluffy Clouds Over Wales

There’s a charming café on the Pierhead with a covered first floor building where you can admire the view across the water while enjoying a slice of cake and a cup of tea.

Tea & Cake, Clevedon

Tea & Cake, Clevedon

View the full gallery of images from Clevedon Pier.