sea safety guide unveiled for Bridgwater Bay users
new safety guide for boat owners, jet skiers and anglers who use
Bridgwater Bay has been released by Sedgemoor District Council.
document - called 'Bridgwater Bay & the Parrett Estuary: A
Code of Practice & Information for Small Craft Users' - provides
a wide range of essential safety advice.
Master Peter Lee told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It has been drawn
up to promote safe use of the waters of Bridgwater Bay and the
Parrett Estuary, particularly off Burnham-On-Sea."
mentions tidal information, byelaws and regulations, the importance
of maintaining slow speeds, safety for different types of sea
users, and the correct use of Burnham's jetty.
document is available to download free of charge here
and paper copies are available from Burnham Tourist Information
Centre on The Esplanade.
guide was written in conjunction with a dozen different local
groups and organisations, including the Coastguard, BARB and RNLI,
plus angling groups, Burnham Boat Owners Group, Burnham Motor
Boat & Sailing Club, Combwich Cruising Club, English Nature,
Hinkley Point Sailing Club, Royal Yachting Association and the
UK Jet Ski Association.
Read the Code Of Practice document