Burnham-On-Sea woke up to a covering of snow on Friday as the area got its first proper taste of winter.

Overnight snowfall left roads and pavements blanketed under several centimetres of snow, as pictured here.

Motorists and pedestrians were urged by Burnham Police to take extra care, with The Met Office warning melting snow would ice over during the freezing overnight temperatures.

The sea wall and area at the northern end of Burnham’s seafront were coated in snow, as pictured here.

A number of schools were closed in Burnham-On-Sea and Highhridge due to the snow and safety concerns during the slippery conditions. Among those closed was King Alfred School.

Burnham’s iconic low lighthouse and beach was also surrounded by snow and ice, creating these magical scenes.

Readers can always check the latest conditions by watching the live Burnham-On-Sea seafront webcam which shows 24-hour images of The Esplanade. And click here for the latest Burnham-On-Sea weather forecast.

Photos: Burnham-On-Sea.com, Sharon Stevens, Daniel Baker, Leanne King, Trevor Turvey-Sealey, Elizabeth Ann Smith, Ann Faithfull