Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset


Things to do and places to go in and around Burnham-On-Sea
There's lots of things to do and places to go in Burnham, whatever the weather...

Superb sandy beaches - Burnham has one of the longest stretches of glorious golden sand in Europe - seven miles in total! See our complete beach guide here.

Donkey rides - During the summer season donkey rides are available along stretches of Burnham Beach which start from the jetty.

Apex Park - A wildlife haven in Burnham that's fully open to the public. Includes places to fish, a children's play area, skate park and walks - read more here.

Swimming - Enjoy a cooling, relaxing swim at Burnham Pool, which is open between 7am and 10pm. Telephone 01278 785909 for details. Or brave a quick dip in the sea if you dare!

Golf - Among several courses in the area is The Burnham and Berrow Golf Club. This championship course is highly recommended. There's also a second course at Brean Leisure Centre and an all-weather golf driving range on the A38 between the M5 motorway and Highbridge.

Eating out - There are scores of great places to eat in Burnham-On-Sea to suit every taste. Choose from English, French, Italian, Chinese or Indian. A complete guide to restaurants, cafes and take-aways is available here.

Amusement arcades - Have fun playing bingo and the tuppeny falls on Burnham Pier or play the great range of slot machines and latest arcade games at Sunspot Amusements.

Fishing - Anglers can reel in some great catches in Burnham. Opportunities are available for fishing from the beach, rivers and at Apex Lake. Also
Wall Eden Farm East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset. TA9 3PU. Also onsite Accommodation. ...More Details

Shopping - Burnham-On-Sea has a thriving, busy town centre with a high street offering everything from clothes and souvenirs to fresh fish and dry cleaning! There's a good mix of traditional stores and chainstores. Have a look at our shopping guide.

Crafts- Why not have a go at painting your own pottery. Parties also catered for. Ideal gift from Burnham-on-Sea, or to remember a special occasion. See Purrr-fect Pottery located on the seafront.

Indoor/Outdoor Activities - Wall Eden Farm East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset. TA9 3PU. Archery, Air rifle Target Shooting, Pottery Painting and Potters Wheel. Also Fishing (outside). Also onsite Accommodation. ...More Details

King Alfred's Sports Centre - Suitable for a wide variety of activities, with four badminton courts, basketball, five-a-side football, table tennis, volleyball, tennis, trampolining and indoor cricket nets. Bookings are accepted up to 7 days in advance between the opening hours of 9.15am and 10pm. Call 01278 786868.

Boating and sailing - Go for a day's fishing or just sailing around Bridgwater Bay. You will need a launch permit to use the jetty - these can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre (Telephone 01278 787852).

Great places to visit in and around Burnham-On-Sea:

1. Brean Down Fort
The restored Napoleonic Fort is situated at the western end of Brean Down. The Down itself is a dramatic peninsular jutting out into the Bristol Channel that provides breath-taking views of Weston-Super-Mare, Brean beach and Welsh coastline. Click here for more details.
3 miles from Burnham.

2. Brent Knoll
Brent Knoll stands as an outcrop on the Mendip Hills and is 449 feet tall and those it walk up it are rewarded with superb views of the Polden Hills to the south, Glastonbury Tor to the east, the Mendip Hills and Cheddar Gorge to the north east, the Bristol Channel and Wales to the west and the Quantock Hills to the south west. Click here for more details.
2 miles from Burnham.

3. Stert Island
Visit the nature haven of Stert Island, opposite Burnham. To get there, drive down to Bridgwater and then out in the direction of Minehead. Well worth the trip.
6 miles from Burnham.

4. Brean Down Bird Garden
A collection of tropical birds.
Opens daily from the 1st of March through to the 31st of October daily 10-4pm. Also November through to March the garden opens Saturday and Sunday 10-4pm weather permitting. Tel: 01278 751209
3 miles from Burnham.

5. Brean Leisure Park
Fun park with 40 rides and attractions with something for all the family. Rides, fun pool, fun slides, bars, restaurant, shops, good parking and golf course. Open April to November. Tel: 01278 751595.
See the Web site.
2 miles from Burnham.

6. Animal Farm Country Park
An adventure farm park with expansive indoor soft play, slides, ball pools and rare animals.
2 miles from Burnham.

7. Weston-Super-Mare
Shopping mall, nightlife, Grand Pier, pleasure beach and Sea Life Centre.
12 miles from Burnham.

8. Glastonbury Tor
Climb the historic Glastonbury Tor (pictured) and learn all about its fascinating past then visit nearby Wells - a cathedral city steeped in history.
17 miles from Burnham.

9. Cheddar
Home of the world-famous cheese, spectacular caves and gorge. Also visit the Cheddar sweet factory.
18 miles from Burnham.

10. Clarks Outlet Village
Famous names outlet shopping centre.
18 miles from Burnham.

11. Wookey Hole
Show caves, inhabited by ancient man. Also, try your hand at papermaking.
20 miles from Burnham.

12. Sanders Garden World
Award winning garden centre with child's play area, restaurant and regular free events with a garden theme. More details...
2 miles from Burnham.

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