Sand Bay Point with wildlife, history & picnic.


DIRECTIONS • By car: Junction 21, M5. Take road to Weston-super-mare then Kewstoke. Head north on coast road to Sand Point car park.

We will enjoy our picnic on the beach then a walk along the bay out to Sand Point (and back), approx. 5 miles. 

• Bring picnic food 



Sand Bay is a strip of coast in North Somerset bordered to the south by Worlebury Hill and to the north by Middle Hope and Sand Point. It lies 2 miles north of the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, and across the Bristol Channel from South Wales. 
Sand Point is owned by the National Trust and is the further arm of the bay. 
 

Whilst on our walk we will see:

•   The old Ministry of Defence establishment at St Thomas’s Head. 

•  Down to the right is a ruined shrimping hut, used up until the 1930s to boil up the catch of shrimps ready to be taken to Weston-Super-Mare. 

• Arrive at another conical hill, a lookout during the Second World War and possibly a beacon site. 

• Down to the right is an unusual earth bank, thought to date back to the Iron Age. 

• If you are lucky you may spot a seal. Down to the right is a ruined shrimping hut, used up until the 1930s to boil up the catch of shrimps ready to be taken to Weston-Super-Mare. 

• The beach has unusual volcanic rock formations called pillow lavas, formed as molten lava cooled quickly as it flowed under the sea. Tuffs can also be seen on the beach – solidified volcanic ash.

• There will be many different types of wildlife and birds around, Stuart will be able to able to identify a lot of coastal plants that can only be found in the area. 


There is a pub (no food) in the village and a tea room near the car park (alas no longer the famous 'Grandma’s Tea Rooms', as it has a new owner now called 'Sand Bay cafe' who does good food for tea & coffee & cake where we can go if wet or on route back to the pub after the walk. 

Some rough walking, steps, slopes. For the avoidance of doubt, the car park is the one with the combined loo and bus shelter, and in the middle of Sand Bay.

For more info on some of the walk you can click on this link:  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mendip-hills/things-to-see-and-do/article-1355822697393/


The Bristol Hiking Group will be also be joining us.

We can finish off in the pub for a drink to reflect on day & chat with our many friends.

Many thanks

Kind Regards
Katrina & Stuart

WE WILL NEED A LIFT FOR THIS ONE, as it is not feasible by public transport. NO LIFT, NO WALK!!

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  • Barbara

    Thank you to Katrina and Stuart for leading us through such a beautiful cost line.Sorry for missing the Grandma`s Japanese tea. All of you who had tested it joined us later in a jolly good mood. :-). From now on, I will search my local shops for some Japanese tea.
    Saying that we all had a good time at the end of our walk, in the pub sipping something and sorting the World`s problems. :-).

    August 31

  • Richard J L C.

    Fantastic company great views over the bay on the walk and great fun with banter at the pub which make a day to remember.

    August 31

  • Laurence B.

    Lovely social walk in a lovely place--and the pub wasn't bad either! Thanks to K&S

    August 31

  • Richard E.

    Very good walk and well organised. Great company all round.

    1 · August 30

  • Katrina C.

    Sorry Mel I hope you feel better soon maybe later after an afternoon nap? Perhaps you join me on the cooking group picnic tomorrow instead and another walk soon. xox.

    August 30

    • Mel

      Thank you Katrina, yes probably see you for the picnic tomorrow. x

      1 · August 30

  • Mel

    Sorry, I am not well enough today to do this walk, I was really looking forward to it, best, Mel.

    1 · August 30

  • Richard J L C.

    Its only water and a bit of wind. No problem we did have a tester last weekend and we all came through that, wet but OK. See you all tomorrow what ever the weather.

    1 · August 29

  • Katrina C.

    Note: ~Update on tomorrow's Weather will be windy as we are by the sea coast. Please bring warm clothing as it is very blustery & may get sea breeze. WILL NOT BE WET ACCORDING TO THE WEATHER FORECAST?? Don't forget to bring a packed lunch/food suitable for PICNIC & something to sit down on.

    August 29

  • Mel

    Is anyone driving from Bristol and would give me a lift, I can share petrol costs?

    1 · August 25

    • Richard E.

      Mel. I have 2 in my car already but if you let me know where you are i am sure we can sort something out. Pm me if you dont want your address details to go public :)

      1 · August 25

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