Bristol although not on the coast Bristol has easy access to North Somerset and South Wales, with the cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south-east and north-east, respectively.
Bristol is famous for its harbourside area. There has a lot to see and a good way to explore is to take one of the many boat trips on offer. The most famous of sites is Brunel's SS Great Britain, an excellent Victorian piece of engineering and the museum celebrates Brunel work and life.
Clifton is a suburb and one of the oldest areas of the city and today retains it's charm with open spaces, interesting shops and world famous bridge and zoo.
Image of Bristol harbour by Gilletts Crossing
Want some ideas on where to visit?
Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat: