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in the county of Gloucestershire
The New Severn Bridge from Severn Beach, Gloucestershire

About Severn Beach

From this pleasant spot it is possible to get the most marvellous views of the two impressive bridges spanning the River Severn. The beach, mainly mud and shingle, was much used in the early part of the 20th century when Robert Stride, a local entrepreneur, sought to expand what was just a tiny hamlet into a resort village. These days, it is the fact that the coastline is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest that draws the visitors, most of the early attractions have long since gone, along with the village shop and pub, with the land being used for the development of new housing. The coastline remains rich in wildlife, and apart from extensive views across the water to South Wales, visitors to the area can expect to see a fascinating range of creatures of the wild, including Peregrine Falcons and Seals.

Since the demise of the old village, the area has expanded into a "commuter" town, and the ease of its rail and road links have made it a desirable residential area.

The area is celebrated in the words and music of a song written by Adge Cutler of The Wurzels, called Aloha Severn Beach.

From Severn Beach there is easy access to Avonmouth, Bristol and Bath. The old bridge and the elegant new suspension bridge carry vehicles to Chepstow and to Newport.

Recommended towns & villages near Severn Beach

Bristol. View from Park Street

Bristol (311 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Somerset

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction SE of Severn Beach)

Bristol Zoo is not this great city's only claim to fame..

Stained Glass Church Window

Berkeley (29 Pictures) in the county of Gloucestershire

(12.5 miles, 20.1 km, direction NE of Severn Beach)

The town is mostly Georgian, with the most dominant feature being its centuries old castle, surrounded by buttressed walls which are 14 ft-thick in parts...

Lone duck at sunset on the canal at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

Slimbridge (20 Pictures) in the county of Gloucestershire

(17.0 miles, 27.3 km, direction NE of Severn Beach)

A visit to Slimbridge in the county of Gloucestershire not only offers the opportunity to explore a wealth of wildlife habitation, but the chance to savour some of the loveliest scenery in the Shire...

Sally Lunn's

Bath (835 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Somerset

(18.3 miles, 29.5 km, direction SE of Severn Beach)

Bath is an elegant city famous for its beautiful Georgian architecture and its Roman attractions...

Pony Racing, Castle Combe Steam Rally & Country Fair, Wiltshire 2016

Castle Combe (203 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Wiltshire

(19.4 miles, 31.2 km, direction E of Severn Beach)

Often cited as 'the most picturesque village in all of England', this award-winning place is one of the jewels in England's crown and one of the highlights of any visit to.....

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View of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Clifton, Bristol, Somerset. Summer 2004

Clifton Suspension Bridge (44 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction S)

Bristol's graceful Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It spans the Avon Gorge some 245ft above.....

Bristol - Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower, Bristol (8 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction S)

One of two towers dominating the Bristol skyline, and not far from Brunel's Suspension Bridge, Cabot tower stands 100ft high.....

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral (11 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction S)

The great, stirring building of Bristol Cathedral was initially given cathedral status by Henry VIII, at this time it was a.....

The At-Bristol planetarium. Bristol

At-Bristol (1 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.1 km, direction S)


Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle (30 Pictures)

(12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction NE)

This wonderful historic castle standing a short distance inland from the River Severn estuary has long been associated with the.....

St. Briavels Castle, Gloucestershire

St. Briavels Castle (9 Pictures)

(12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction N)

St.Briavels Castle stands in an outstanding scenery high above the River Wye. It is an evocative setting, reminiscent of early.....

Dyrham Park,  National Trust owned house in Between Bristol and Chippenham

Dyrham Park (8 Pictures)

(13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction SE)

This engaging house sits serenely in a beautiful wooded Gloucestershire valley, surrounded by an old deer park. It is built of.....

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