Weston super Mare is a seaside resort, town and civil parish in Somerset, England. It is located on the Bristol Channel coast, southwest of Bristol, spanning the coast between the bounding high ground of Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill. It includes the suburbs of Oldmixon, West Wick and Worle. Its population according to the 2011 census was 76,143.
Although there is evidence in the local area of occupation since the Iron Age, it remained a small village until the 19th century when it became a seaside resort with two piers, connected with local towns and cities by a railway. The growth continued until the second half of the 20th century, when tourism declined and some local industries closed. During the 21st century a regeneration programme is being undertaken.
Weston super Mare became an urban district in 1894 and a municipal borough (for which there had to be a minimum population of 30,000) in 1937. From 1974 to 1996 Weston super Mare was located in the modern non-metropolitan county of Avon. On its demise, Weston was returned to Somerset and became the largest urban centre in the North Somerset District.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Weston-super-Mare.