Beach users in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have this weekend been warned to watch out for jellyfish along local tide lines.

Several Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which can deliver a mild sting to paddlers and swimmers, have been washed up during recent days.

Several large jellyfish had been washed up on the beach near the lighthouse, as pictured here, prompting the new warning.

Paddlers enjoying a cooling dip in the hot weather have been warned as a precaution.

A spokesman for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “While some jellyfish are harmless or have a very mild sting, others have a more painful sting. We recommend that, for your own safety, you do not touch them.”

Pictured: The jellyfish on Burnham beach (Photo: Al Crook)