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Brean Down
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National Trust Brean Down
Somerset, TA8 2RS
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A natural pier with dramatic cliffs and Victorian fort.

Brean Down is a wonderful location for a day out in Somerset. Enjoy relaxing on the beach at the foot of the Down, building sandcastles and visiting the Cove Café for a seaside treat.

Venture to the top of the Down and take the exhilarating 1.5 mile walk along Somerset’s greatest natural pier.

The Down stands 97m high and the views from the top are truly spectacular, looking out over the Bristol Channel towards south Wales and over the Somerset Levels.

Uncover the secrets of Brean Down as you discover the site of a Roman temple and explore the Palmerston Fort.

Accessibility Information

- The cliffs are extremely steep. Please stay on the main paths, especially with children and dogs. 

- At low tide the deep mud can be dangerous 

- Mobility toilet located at Brean Down Cafe

- The fort and down are reached by a steeo climb from the car park