The sun is shining and the temperature is rising - with an ‘Indian summer’ forecast just as the kids go back to school, those lucky enough not to be working this week are sure to head to the coast.
With temperatures set to soar to 28C over the next few days, what better time to visit Weston-super-Mare and support local traders, some of whom were probably thinking of shutting up shop early after the disappointing July and August.
Here at Bristol World, we love Weston-super-Mare, which is still one of the truly great British seaside resorts.
We’ve trawled our archives and found 11 photos of Weston-super-Mare over the years. Come rain or shine, it’s always a great place for a stroll along the beach and promenade with a bag of fish and chips or a 99 ice cream.
1. Beauty pagent
Finalists in the Miss Great Britain beauty pagent brave temperatures of -2 as they gather for a photocall on the beach in front of Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier on December 2, 2010. The final of Miss Great Britain, the oldest beauty contest in the UK took place at the Edwardian pier, which had just re-opened to the public after a refurbishment programme costing £51m. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
2. Sand sculpture
Sand sculpture artist Nicola Wood completes a sand sculpture of Queen Elizabeth II at the annual Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture festival on May 28, 2012. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
3. Cold front
People dressed for all weathers sit in deck chairs on the beach in August 2011. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
4. Party time
Girls in the crowd cheer at T4 On The Beach, the third annual beach party and concert from T4, at Weston-Super-Mare on June 19, 2005