Burnham-On-Sea’s popular beach kite festival is set to continue today (Sunday). 

Boosted by a weekend of sunshine and hot temperatures, the festival continues today from 11am-5pm.

Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, organiser Gaynor Brown said: “We had a great first day once the wind speeds got up in the afternoon and we are looking forward to a busy second day. We are delighted to have have brought the Beach Kite Festival back to the main beach in Burnham-On-Sea, following a year away in Berrow.”

The event was opened on Saturday by Mayor Cllr Andy Brewer, Mayoress Lorna Brewer and Town Crier Alastair Murray.

“Over the weekend kiters from all over the country are displaying their skills with huge inflatables, single line acrobatic kites, power and traction kites and synchronised shows.”

“The last time the event was held in Burnham we had to struggle with 70mph winds. That drastically restricted what we could safely fly and many of the huge inflatables had to stay packed up.”

The whale kite, seen here flying on Burnham beach for the first time at the weekend, visited Berrow School last week.  There, pupils found out more about the environmental struggle of the creatures from Mrs Brown, while they marvelled at their size.

There has also been an 80ft octopus and a 45ft wide dragon in the skies, weather permitting.

“Last year we had the opposite challenge of no wind for the June event and perfect weather for September when the sky in Berrow was crowded with huge flying animals and strange under-sea creatures.”

“So this year we will be hoping for good wind and plenty of sun to be able to put up an incredible show.”

“There will be our very popular ‘Learn to Fly’ lessons as usual from 2pm-3pm both days.”

Also see: what’s on in Burnham-On-Sea


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