Published: July 27, 2013
In photos: Pirate Fun Day enjoyed on Burnham-On-Sea beach

Dozens of people attended a pirate-themed family fun day in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (July 27th).

The family event was held at Marine Cove and on the town's beach next to The Pavillion.

A fancy dress competition for the best dressed pirates was well supported with plenty of colourful costumes - and there were also pirate-themed games, fun workshops for children, face painting, 'Mo the Bubble Man' and to keep everyone entertained.

"It was a great day - there was plenty of support for the Pirate School, Treasure Hunt and our beach activities which proved a lot of fun," one of the organisers, Ian Jefferies, told

Burnham's Mayor, Martin Cox, and Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Peter Downing dropped in during the day to give their support to the free event.

The event's sponsors and supporters included Burnham Lions, BIARS, Burnham Dreamscheme, the Friends of Marine Cove, The Sweet Shack, The Pavilion and Bessie’s Sweet Shoppe.

The day began with a Pirate School in Burnham's Marine Cove gardens

Giant bubbles provided plenty of fun during the afternoon

Fancy dress costume boys winners Aaron, Cameron and Oliver with Louise Parkin

Fancy dress costume girls winners Ellie, Connie and Amelia with Louise Parkin

The treasure hunt winners with organisers Pete Strong and Ian Jefferies

Mo the bubble man entertained the youngsters on the beach...

... with his giant bubbles on the beach near the Pavilion

One of the helpers, Dave Ilsley, in pirate custome with Councillor Ken Smout

Dreamscheme Leader John Alexander and, right, Gaynor Brown

A pirate-themed treasure seeking competition was set up in Marine Cove


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