Uphill Beach is an excellent beach walk...

Uphill beachThe flat sandy beach is only 250m beyond the boatyard and runs to the Knightstone jetty on the sea front at Weston- super-Mare. When the tide is out, the lower reaches of the beach are muddy and can be dangerous. Salt flats cover the seaward area Southwest of the Boatyard sea defence and a footpath crosses to the sand dunes at the southern end of the beach near the outfall of the River Axe opposite Brean Down.

But be warned; you cannot cross the River Axe from Uphill to get to Brean Down – many have tried and have had to be rescued (or drowned in the attempt). The only way is via a road journey of five or six miles or, if you are feeling energetic  by means of the tidal trail or Brean Down Way see Walk 11. 

There is plenty of parking on the beach but be aware that the sea can come in rather fast and you should park above the high water mark if you are stopping for a while. Cars are regularly lost when the tide races in. There are some areas of soft sand sign posted at the Uphill end of the beach. Ignore the notices at your peril!

Black Rock is a tiny island that is exposed at low tide and remains clear of the water at high tide. It was very popular with fishermen although it is not used so much today. A muddy causeway allows access at low tide but it is dangerous to attempt to reach it when the tide is coming in.