Portishead Destination Guide

Explore / United Kingdom / Somerset
Explore Portishead (Somerset) Coast and Beaches

Portishead is on the North Somerset coast within the Severn Estuary with views over towards the South Wales coastline. Portishead is a port town and its name comes from the "port at the head of the river". The port has now been redeveloped as a marina and the town itself has blended in with Bristol and this makes the beach one of the easiest to reach from Bristol. Although a lot of the area is built up the town is surrounded by great countryside for walkers including Gordano Valley Nature Reserve, Battery Point and the Clevedon Coast Path.

Portishead Somerset Coast Map


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, and places to stay and eat:

Blacknore Point Lighthouse

Place Tags: Lighthouses

Sugar Loaf Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly

Portishead Point Lighthouse

Place Tags: Lighthouses

Portishead Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly


Place Tags: History - Heritage

Portishead Open Air Pool

Place Tags: Activities and Lidos - Pools