Tourism boosted on Burnham-On-Sea's hottest day of the year
lovers flocked to the Burnham-On-Sea area over the weekend as
the area enjoyed its hottest day of the year so far.
of 29.0C (84.2F) were recorded on Sunday in Brent Knoll, easily
beating the previous record of 23.1C set on June 6th.
and tourism businesses benefited from the heatwave, with visitors
queuing for traditional beach donkey rides and ice creams, as
Pavilion enjoyed a bumper day of ice cream sales, with manager
Louise Parkin telling Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's been a good
weekend - the weather has helped sales. Let's hope it continues
like this for some time to come."
holiday parks were also busy too, with Warren Farm at Brean saying
it was fully booked.
Steve Atkinson from Home Farm Holiday Park in Burnham said: "We've
had two very busy weekends and our forward bookings are looking
very positive too - the weather is definitely helping us."
Jefferies, manager at Burnham's tourist information centre, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's been a really good start to the
summer season with positive feedback from local tourism businesses.
We just hope the good weather and the momentum continues over
the summer as a whole."
Beach visitors enjoying the sun in Burnham on Sunday
Cars parked on the beach next to Brean Down on Sunday
The Kavanagh family enjoying a sun bathe next to the jetty
The beach at Brean was lined with dozens of parked cars