Balmy Bank Holiday weather brings boost to Burnham-On-Sea traders
businesses in Burnham-On-Sea enjoyed a great Bank Holiday weekend,
with trade boosted by the balmy weather.
town's beach and holiday parks were busy with visitors as the
half-term school holidays coincided with the Bank Holiday and
warm early summer weather.
park owner Steve Atkins from Burnham's Home Farm told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It's been a very good start to the season - the weather
has been favourable and many of our Bank Holiday weekend visitors
have extended for the whole week, making us virtually full."
concession holder Valda Prodanodic, who runs a set of trampolines
on Burnham beach, added: "Trade has been amazing - we've
had our busiest weekend for a very long time. The weather brought
lots of visitors to the beach."
Coffee Corner Company's Zina Driver in Abingdon Street added:
"It's been a good weekend of trade, no doubt helped by the
weather - we would love the sunshine to stick around for another
Mills at the Toy Cupboard gift shop in Pier Street said: "Saturday
was quiet for us during the Food Festival, but trade picked up
later on. The festivals should be held on quieter weekends away
from Bank Holidays, but Sunday was very good for us."
Ann Fudge at the Bay View Cafe on The Esplanade added: "We've
been very busy all weekend - it's been superb."
Lee Bond at The Esplanade Fish Bar added: "We've been very
busy for most of the weekend but were quiet during the Food Festival.
That event knocks trade at this end of the town."
warm weather experienced over the weekend saw temperatures nudge
towards 70F on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.