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Burnham-On-Sea beach guide

Find out more about Burnham-On-Sea beach, where you can walk dogs, which beach areas are best for paddling, and beach walks.

Burnham-On-Sea Main Beach

This is Burnham's award-winning beach. A mainly sandy beach which is patrolled by lifeguards 10am-6pm from May 1st to September 30th (denoted by yellow and red flags). The famous pier is just a few short steps away and there are various shops and cafes close by. Dogs are banned from this beach all year round. Parking is available on the seafront and next to B&M supermarket. This is a great swimming and paddling beach. There's a seperate area for boats and jet skis to launch. Public toilets and showers are available at the Tourist Information Centre. Take note that it is dangerous to approach the sea at low tide.

  • Great for children for sand castle building, picnics, sand digging, and paddling when the tide is in
  • Lifeguards monitor this beach in summer
  • No dogs in summer months
  • Launching of boats, jet skis allowed with permit
  • Sea wall for sitting and eating fish and chips
  • Ice cream van during summer months

Burnham-On-Sea South Beach

This beach offers sand near the jetty, with pebbles, mud and marshland further south near the River Parrett. This beach is excellent for watching boats come in and out of the bay and also for spotting seabirds as they fly in from Stert and the nearby Apex Wildlife Park. Dogs are banned from this beach from May 1st to September 30th. It is dangerous to approach the sea at low tide. Parking is available on the seafront and at B&M supermarket. Public toilets and showers are very close by at the Tourist Information Centre. The sea wall steps provide good seats.

  • Sand, mud and marshland to the far south
  • No dogs in summer months
  • Great for watching boats go by
  • Sea wall for sitting and eating fish and chips

Burnham-On-Sea North Beach

A mixture of sand and mud that is great for children in spring and summer, stretching to the iconic low lighthouse. With the sea wall nearby, families can sit on the steps and watch their youngsters play. Several pubs are close by and the town's shops and pier are all within easy reach. Dogs are banned from this beach from May 1st to September 30th. It is very dangerous to approach the sea at low tide here. Public toilets are available at Burnham Swimming Pool. Parking is available along the seafront.

  • Sand, mud and marshland to the far south
  • No dogs in summer months
  • Great for watching boats go by
  • Sea wall for sitting and eating fish and chips