Bristol Channel

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The Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.wikipedia
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South Wales

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The Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.
South Wales (De Cymru) is a loosely defined region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south.

Devon

DevonshireDevon, EnglandCounty of Devon
The Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.
Devon, also known as Devonshire, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

Somerset

SomersetshireSomerset, EnglandCounty of Somerset
The Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.
It is bounded to the north and west by the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel, its coastline facing southeastern Wales.

South West England

South WestSouth West of Englandsouthwest England
The Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.
Most of the region is located on the South West Peninsula, between the English Channel and Bristol Channel.

Exmoor

Exmoor National ParkExmoor National Park AuthorityForest of Exmoor
These include Exmoor, Bideford Bay, the Hartland Point peninsula, Lundy Island, Glamorgan, Gower Peninsula, Carmarthenshire, south Pembrokeshire, and Caldey Island. The Bristol Channel has some extensive and popular beaches and spectacular scenery, particularly on the coasts of Exmoor and Bideford Bay in North Devon and the Vale of Glamorgan and Gower Peninsula on the Glamorgan coast.
The moor has given its name to a National Park, which includes the Brendon Hills, the East Lyn Valley, the Vale of Porlock and 55 km of the Bristol Channel coast.

River Severn

SevernSevern EstuarySevern Vale
It extends from the lower estuary of the River Severn (Afon Hafren) to the North Atlantic Ocean.
The river is usually considered to become the Severn Estuary after the Second Severn Crossing between Severn Beach, South Gloucestershire and Sudbrook, Monmouthshire, which discharges into the Bristol Channel and then into the Celtic Sea and the wider Atlantic Ocean.

Bideford Bay

Barnstaple BayBarnstable BayBarnstaple or Bideford Bay
These include Exmoor, Bideford Bay, the Hartland Point peninsula, Lundy Island, Glamorgan, Gower Peninsula, Carmarthenshire, south Pembrokeshire, and Caldey Island. The Bristol Channel has some extensive and popular beaches and spectacular scenery, particularly on the coasts of Exmoor and Bideford Bay in North Devon and the Vale of Glamorgan and Gower Peninsula on the Glamorgan coast.
Bideford Bay, also known as Barnstaple Bay and often shown on maps as Barnstaple or Bideford Bay, is a large area of water on the northwest coast of Devon in South West England, at the southwestern end of the Bristol Channel where it joins the Celtic Sea.

Glamorgan

GlamorganshireCounty of GlamorganGlamorgan County Council
These include Exmoor, Bideford Bay, the Hartland Point peninsula, Lundy Island, Glamorgan, Gower Peninsula, Carmarthenshire, south Pembrokeshire, and Caldey Island.
The county is bounded to the north by Brecknockshire, east by Monmouthshire, south by the Bristol Channel, and west by Carmarthenshire and Carmarthen Bay.

Gower Peninsula

GowerGŵyrGower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
These include Exmoor, Bideford Bay, the Hartland Point peninsula, Lundy Island, Glamorgan, Gower Peninsula, Carmarthenshire, south Pembrokeshire, and Caldey Island. The Bristol Channel has some extensive and popular beaches and spectacular scenery, particularly on the coasts of Exmoor and Bideford Bay in North Devon and the Vale of Glamorgan and Gower Peninsula on the Glamorgan coast.
It projects westwards into the Bristol Channel and is the most westerly part of the historic county of Glamorgan.

Hartland Point

Hartland peninsulaHartland Point Access Road
These include Exmoor, Bideford Bay, the Hartland Point peninsula, Lundy Island, Glamorgan, Gower Peninsula, Carmarthenshire, south Pembrokeshire, and Caldey Island.
The point marks the western limit (on the English side) of the Bristol Channel with the Atlantic Ocean continuing to the west.

England

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It takes its name from the English city of Bristol, and is over 30 miles (50 km) wide at its western limit.
It empties into the Bristol Channel and is notable for its Severn Bore (a tidal bore), which can reach 2 m in height.

Weston-super-Mare

Weston Super MareWeston-super-Mare, SomersetOldmixon
The upper limit of the Channel is between Sand Point, Somerset (immediately north of Weston-super-Mare) and Lavernock Point (immediately south of Penarth in South Wales).
It lies by the Bristol Channel 18 mi south west of Bristol between Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill.

Celtic Sea

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The IHO previously put the western limit at a line from Trevose Head in Cornwall to Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire, in an area now considered part of the Celtic Sea.
The Celtic Sea (An Mhuir Cheilteach; Y Môr Celtaidd; An Mor Keltek; Ar Mor Keltiek; La mer Celtique) is the area of the Atlantic Ocean off the south coast of Ireland bounded to the east by Saint George's Channel; other limits include the Bristol Channel, the English Channel, and the Bay of Biscay, as well as adjacent portions of Wales, Cornwall, Devon, and Brittany.

Lavernock

Lavernock PointMonkstone
The upper limit of the Channel is between Sand Point, Somerset (immediately north of Weston-super-Mare) and Lavernock Point (immediately south of Penarth in South Wales).
Lavernock (Larnog) is a hamlet in the Vale of Glamorgan in Wales, lying on the coast 7 mi south of Cardiff between Penarth and Sully, and overlooking the Bristol Channel.

Bristol

Bristol, EnglandCity of BristolBristol, UK
It takes its name from the English city of Bristol, and is over 30 miles (50 km) wide at its western limit.
Although the city is partially sheltered by the Mendip Hills, it is exposed to the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel.

Sand Point and Middle Hope

Sand PointMiddle HopeSand Point, Somerset
The upper limit of the Channel is between Sand Point, Somerset (immediately north of Weston-super-Mare) and Lavernock Point (immediately south of Penarth in South Wales).
On a clear day it commands views over Flat Holm, of the Bristol Channel, South Wales, Clevedon, the Second Severn Crossing and the Severn Bridge.

Bridgwater Bay

Bridgewater Bay
The Bristol Channel is an important area for wildlife, in particular waders, and has protected areas, including national nature reserves such as Bridgwater Bay at the mouth of the River Parrett.
Bridgwater Bay is on the Bristol Channel, 5 km north of Bridgwater in Somerset, England at the mouth of the River Parrett and the end of the River Parrett Trail.

Carmarthenshire

Carmarthen & DinefwrCounty of CarmarthenCarmarthen
These include Exmoor, Bideford Bay, the Hartland Point peninsula, Lundy Island, Glamorgan, Gower Peninsula, Carmarthenshire, south Pembrokeshire, and Caldey Island.
The county is bounded to the north by Ceredigion, to the east by Powys, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea, to the south by the Bristol Channel and to the west by Pembrokeshire.

River Parrett

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The Bristol Channel is an important area for wildlife, in particular waders, and has protected areas, including national nature reserves such as Bridgwater Bay at the mouth of the River Parrett.
Flowing northwest through Somerset and the Somerset Levels to its mouth at Burnham-on-Sea, into the Bridgwater Bay nature reserve on the Bristol Channel, the Parrett and its tributaries drain an area of 1700 km2 – about 50 per cent of Somerset's land area, with a population of 300,000.

Lundy

Lundy IslandSeal's Rockisland of Lundy
These include Exmoor, Bideford Bay, the Hartland Point peninsula, Lundy Island, Glamorgan, Gower Peninsula, Carmarthenshire, south Pembrokeshire, and Caldey Island. The largest islands in the Bristol Channel are Lundy, Steep Holm and Flat Holm, which are mostly uninhabited and protected as nature reserves, and are home to some unique wild flower species.
Lundy is an English island in the Bristol Channel.

Steep Holm

Steep Holme
The largest islands in the Bristol Channel are Lundy, Steep Holm and Flat Holm, which are mostly uninhabited and protected as nature reserves, and are home to some unique wild flower species.
Steep Holm (Ynys Rhonech, Old English: Ronech and later Steopanreolice) is an English island lying in the Bristol Channel.

Penarth

Lower PenarthPenarth, WalesChurch of All Saints
The upper limit of the Channel is between Sand Point, Somerset (immediately north of Weston-super-Mare) and Lavernock Point (immediately south of Penarth in South Wales).
Marine Parade or 'Millionaires' row', with its grand, substantial Victorian houses or modern designer villas with views across the Bristol Channel, is considered to be the finest street in Penarth, although several larger properties are now split as apartments or adapted as residential care homes.

Caldey Island

CaldeyCaldey Island Priorythe island monastery of Caldey
These include Exmoor, Bideford Bay, the Hartland Point peninsula, Lundy Island, Glamorgan, Gower Peninsula, Carmarthenshire, south Pembrokeshire, and Caldey Island.
It has an area of 538 acre and its highest elevation is 197 ft. The island lies in Carmarthen Bay on the northern side of the Bristol Channel in the county of Pembrokeshire, a little over 2.5 mi south of Tenby on the mainland of southwest Wales.

Vale of Glamorgan

GlamorganThe Vale of GlamorganBro Morgannwg
The Bristol Channel has some extensive and popular beaches and spectacular scenery, particularly on the coasts of Exmoor and Bideford Bay in North Devon and the Vale of Glamorgan and Gower Peninsula on the Glamorgan coast.
The borough borders Cardiff to the north east, Rhondda Cynon Taf to the north, Bridgend to the north west and the Bristol Channel to the south.

Croyde

Croyde Bay
The beaches of Gower (at Rhossili, for example) and North Devon, such as Croyde and Woolacombe, win awards for their water quality and setting, as well as being renowned for surfing.
Croyde village and its beach faces the Atlantic Ocean near the western limit of the Bristol Channel.