8, 2013 Bumper
Bank Holiday trade enjoyed across Burnham-On-Sea area
businesses in Burnham-On-Sea have enjoyed a bumper Bank Holiday
week as sunny weather attracted crowds of visitors.
were the busy scenes on Burnham beach on Monday when temperatures
in the town reached 20C. They rose even higher yesterday (Tuesday)
to 22.3C, the warmest day of the year so far.
one point, there were no free spaces in Burnham's Pier Street
car park on Monday, right, as motorists flocked to the town.
Ken Smout told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's been great to see
Burnham so busy in the hot weather this week. Local tourism businesses
have been saying they have had a bumper week."
Ian Jefferies, Manager at Burnham's BIARS tourist information
centre, added: "I'm delighted to see the area bustling over
the past few days. Many shops and businesses have had a great
few days of trade."
so many events happening in Burnham this summer, we hope this
is the start of a busy tourist season ahead."
One of Burnham's holiday traditions, the beach donkeys,
were popular. Owner Debbie Banwell said the the donkeys had been
kept busy. Punch
and Judy entertainer Paul Wheeler also had a "very busy"
Chamber of Trade said many traders along Burnham High Street had
also reported brisk trade over the weekend, with some shops even
selling out of cold drinks on Sunday.
were also busy scenes in Brean and Berrow as well, where holiday
parks were busy. Hundreds of cars were parked along Brean beach
on Monday, as pictured below, earning the Parish Council thousands
Hundreds of cars were parked on Brean beach over the weekend
Beach visitors took advantage of the great weather to enjoy a
Paddlers and swimmers in Burnham enjoyed their first sea dips
of the year
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