Bank Holiday weather hits tourist trade in Burnham-On-Sea
Bank Holiday weather has again hit the trade of some tourism businesses
in Burnham-On-Sea after one of the wettest summers for years.
and raincoats were out in force on Monday, as pictured, as rain
and gusty winds returned for the final summer Bank Holiday of
donkeys stood idle on Burnham beach, as pictured, and local traders
who rely on good weather were not helped by the conditions.
Down Cove Cafe's Manager, Jason Harmer, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It's been a very quiet Bank Holiday for us. Our trade is
down by about 33 per cent this summer due to the weather. The
number of visitors has been considerably down."
Louise Parkin of Burnham Pavilion added: "After a good weekend,
the Bank Holiday has been disappointing. It's a poor end to a
poor season overall."
just hoping for an Indian summer over the next couple of months
to help recover some lost business."
Holman of Brit Chips in Burnham said Monday had seen "OK
trade despite the poor weather. At the beginning of the day, I
wondered whether we'd open at all after watching the forecast
but the conditions in Burnham were not as bad as they predicted."
accommodation providers said Monday's poor weather had not hurt
them. Phoebe Pearce from the Round Tower Guesthouse on Burnham
seafront told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Fortunately, the weather
didn't affect us. We had advance bookings and were fully booked
for the weekend."
Steve Atkinson at Home Farm holiday park added: "Our season
has actually been on a par with last year - the wet weather hasn't
helped trade, but it hasn't hit us greatly either."