Berrow beach has now closed to vehicles and beach parking until next April, says Sedgemoor District Council.
It comes as the council’s beach wardens formally ended their duties for the year on September 30th.
Spokesman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “With nights drawing in and cooler weather, the beach safety staff at Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow Beaches have now finished for the season.”
“There will be no vehicular access or parking on Berrow Beach from the beginning of October, as there will be no safety staff to help any visitors who might encounter difficulties from parking on the sand or soft mud.”
“We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by the closure of Berrow Beach access gate, but it is possible to walk to the beach via footpaths from the road. There is also free parking at the nearby Berrow Dunes Nature Reserve. The vehicle access will be re-opened at the beginning of April 2022, in good time for Easter.”
“Visitors are reminded that if they get into trouble on the beach, they should phone 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”
A petition has been started here to open the beach to vehicles over the winter.
Nearby Brean beach remains open to motorists: it is run by Brean Parish Council.