Brean Down, at the far western end of the Mendip hill range - juts a mile and a quarter out into the Bristol Channel between Burnham-on-Sea to the south and Weston-super-Mare to the north.
The Down is protected by the National Trust and scheduled as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its exceptional natural history. It is also classed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument by the Department of the Environment for its archaeological remains which date back many thousands of years.
At the far end of Brean Down is a fort, one of Palmerston’s Follies, built in the 1860s, and re-used during WW2.
As well as a Victorian Fort, Brean Down has remains of a Roman temple, field systems, cairns, Iron age hill fort, rare WW2 training remains, and much more.
Park at the NT Car Park (free to NT members, fee applies to others) at the Brean Down Cove Cafe (NT run). There is pedestrian access to the beach here.
By far the best way to experience the vast history of Brean Down is to come and visit....... In the meantime we hope you enjoy finding a bit more about Brean Down here.