Portishead Beach (aka Kilkenny Bay or Woodhill Bay)

Portishead beach is located on the north Somerset coast within the Severn Estuary and is one of the closest beaches to Bristol at just 5 miles.

The beach is an estuary beach and so you don’t really get sand, much more mud and rocky beach backed by some grass and salt marsh, adjacent to the beach is a 100-year-old artificial lake and a small park. On a clear day, you get some good views over to the south Wales coast. If you are looking for a sandy beach you will need to head down the coast to the likes of Weston-Super-Mare.

Although we list this beach as Portishead beach after the town it is also known as Kilkenny Bay or Woodhill Bay after the two bays that form this stretch of beach.

Facilities at the beach include a car park and also parking on the road, lido/open-air pool, cafes, toilets at the car park and Lido, either end of the beach.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Portishead Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have one beach at Portishead, 21 beaches in Somerset, or check our list of Somerset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Nov 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.4℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (N)
Wednesday, Nov 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Dec 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (ESE)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Dec 03clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.4℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Dec 04fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (NNE)

Portishead weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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