Burnham-On-Sea beach on May 13, 2020

The Burnham-On-Sea area saw an increase in visitors on Wednesday (May 13th) as the Government’s new rules on unrestricted travel came into force as the Coronavirus lockdown began to ease, despite visitors being urged to stay away to avoid the risk of spreading the virus.

Our photos show some of the scenes in the area during the day. While there was no mass influx of visitors, beaches and the town centre were noticeably busier than during recent weeks.

Shoppers were seen queuing outside B&M in Burnham’s Pier Street where social distancing is in place.

Beaches in Burnham saw a steady stream of walkers through the day, but most groups followed the social distancing rules.

In Brean, the bird garden’s car park was busy with vehicles during the day and a neighbouring field has been opened to provide over-flow parking – but local residents are keen to emphasize that visitors are not being encouraged.

Brean’s beach access road remains closed with vehicles unable to drive onto the beach

Apex Park in Highbridge re-opened its main car park on Wednesday, pictured here.

Angling re-started on Wednesday as part of the easing of the lockdown – and beach fishermen are seen here in Burnham.

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