Weston-super-Mare, also known as just Weston, is a seaside town in Somerset, England, part of the unitary authority of North Somerset. It lies by the Bristol Channel 18 miles (29 km) south west of Bristol amongst Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill. It includes the suburbs of Oldmixon, West Wick and Worle. Its population at the 2011 census was 76,143. Since 1983, Weston has been twinned behind Hildesheim, Germany.
Although there is evidence in the local area of endeavor since the Iron Age, it was nevertheless a small village until the 19th century past it became a seaside resort, and was connected later local towns and cities by a railway, and two piers were built. The accumulation continued until the second half of the 20th century, when tourism declined and some local industries closed. A regeneration programme is being undertaken in imitation of attractions including the Helicopter Museum, Weston Museum, and the Grand Pier. The Paddle Steamer Waverley and MV Balmoral present day sea trips from Knightstone Island to various destinations along the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary. Cultural venues count up The Playhouse, the Winter Gardens and the Blakehay Theatre.
Partly owing to the large tidal range in the Bristol Channel, the low tide mark in Weston Bay is very nearly 1 mile (1.6 km) from the seafront. Although the seashore itself is sandy, low tide uncovers areas of thick mud, hence the colloquial name, Weston-super-Mud. These mudflats are very dangerous to wander in and are crossed by the mouth of the River Axe. Just to the north of the town is Sand Point which marks the belittle limit of the Severn Estuary and the start of the Bristol Channel. It is after that the site of the Middle Hope biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). In the middle of the town is Ellenborough Park, another SSSI due to the range of tree-plant species found there.