Weston-super-mare is a popular seaside town with a wide expanse of sandy beach and a grand pier with a fun fare. Also on the beach for the children are donkey rides. The town has a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs and many hotels and guest houses. There are also a number of nightclubs. Several events take place during the year, incuding the National Water Ski Races, a three day helicopter festival and a motor cycle beach race.