is an English
seaside resort town in the county of Somerset
, population 65,000 (1991
estimate). It is well known for its sandy beaches, although at low tide the sea can be over a mile from the beachfront. It is a dormitory town for Bristol
. The name means "Weston-on-Sea" (Latin
Well-known former residents of the town include John Cleese, Jeffrey Archer, and Jill Dando.