Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll along the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play:
So just let me be beside the seaside
I’ll be beside myself with glee
And there’s lots of girls beside,
I should like to be beside
Beside the seaside!
Beside the sea!
There is something special about the seaside in Winter. I like desolation and cold breezy walks along the prom. Weston – Super-Mare is a traditional British seaside resort and it really is deserted. We have had such a wet Winter so far complete with flooding and downed trees that to manage to avoid the rain is quite a feat. This is North Somerset and is quite well known for it’s high tidal range which gives a sandy beach but also mudflats that can be dangerous. But in the Summer it is full of holiday makers with donkey rides, candy floss and slot machines.
Weston became popular during the Victorian period when the Bank Holiday was introduced to give workers a 3 day weekend and a pier was built to help to entertain them . The Pavilion at the end of the pier burnt down in 2008 and was completely destroyed but a new pier was built and reopened in 2012.
We walked along the boardwalk to the end of the pier .
We were almost the only people ….
There are only a few remnants of an earlier time.