Why you must visit Burnham-On-Sea
♥ Lots to see and do! Burnham-On-Sea is a thriving seaside town with beaches, a pier, cinema, theatre, gardens, a busy calendar of events throughout the year for residents and visitors alike. There’s also the 42-acre Apex Park which is enjoyed as a space for picnics, games and wildlife watching.
♥ Family-friendly beaches with lots of sand. Burnham-On-Sea is almost in the middle of Somerset’s stretch of coast and close to the mouth of the tidal river Parrett. It is at the southern end of what is the second longest strip of sand in Europe and boasts several superb beaches!
♥ Superb shops and places to eat. There’s a great range of shops, cafes and pubs to visit in Burnham. As with so many of the UK’s seaside resorts, Burnham blossomed during Victorian times and many of its finest buildings date from that time. Today it has everything you would expect from such a resort.
♥ Great walks for every ability. Visit Burnham for superb flat walks and saunters along the seafront prom and beach, or enjoy a walk through the town centre to see shops and facilities such as a cinema and theatre.
Glorious sandy beaches
With seven miles of golden sands stretching between the resorts of Burnham-On-Sea and Brean, this is one of the best regions of Britain for taking beach holidays.
It’s perfect for walking, playing beach games, flying kites, picnics and splashing about in the sea (when the tide is in!)
The coastline is well known for its fine sandy beaches, unspoilt dunes and high and low tides, perfect for bird watching. There are four beaches, as explained here.
Burnham has the second greatest rise and fall of tide in the world – after the Bay of Fundy in Canada – and therefore the strong currents make it unsafe to swim except from approximately two hours before high tide until two hours after. See our beach guide and today’s Burnham-On-Sea tide times.
Other great attractions close by
♥ Lots to see and do! Experience Cheddar Caves, Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral, Weston-super-Mare
Dog walking Burnham Beach
Please note that dogs are banned on the beach (including walls, steps and slipways) at Burnham-On-Sea from May 1st to September 30th. The area of beach stretches from the Yacht Club to Maddocks Slade (the length of the sea wall). Well-behaved dogs are welcome on other beaches and for seafront walks
Travelling around the Burnham area
In and around Burnham, you’ll find a wide range of attractions with something to suit everyone. Somserset’s mild climate means that it is perfect for a visit at any time of the year. Indeed, many attractions are open every month. There are several golf courses including a fine championship course at Berrow Links.
You can also marvel at the spectacular scenery of nearby Cheddar Gorge with its soaring cliffs, famous caves and the quiet beauty of the Quantock, Mendip and Polden Hills.
Between the hills are the Somerset Levels and Moors with their quiet wetlands famous for willows and unspoilt meadows. The Levels offer fantastic opportunities for cycling and angling.