Brean Down Fort

Discover Brean Down, a captivating destination on the Somerset coast where natural beauty and rich history converge. With its towering cliffs, sweeping views, and fascinating archaeological sites, Brean Down offers a memorable experience for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, historical exploration, or simply relaxation by the seaside, Brean Down has something for everyone. Plan your next getaway and discover the magic of Brean Down today!


Brean Down beckons with its breathtaking coastal views and rich tapestry of history. Venture to the top of this 97-meter-high promontory and be rewarded with panoramic vistas over the Bristol Channel towards South Wales and the Somerset Levels. Explore ancient Roman ruins, including a temple and field systems, steeped in centuries of history. Marvel at the remnants of Palmerston Fort, a testament to Britain’s defensive past. After your adventures, unwind at our Beachside Café, where you can savor hot drinks, homemade cakes, and more while soaking in the scenic vistas of the beach and down. Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing day at the beach or embarking on an exhilarating hike along Somerset’s greatest natural pier, Brean Down promises an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

Brean Down is owned by the national trust. Further information including accessibility can be found here >

Facilities include:

  • Car park £6 all day
  • Cafe open 10:00 – 16:00
  • Book shop
  • Dogs welcome
  • Toilet


Brean Down
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