Berrow


Berrow Beach - Somerset Coast Festival polaroid image

Berrow sits between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean at the heart of a seven mile long stretch of sand. The sands here are backed by dunes that are recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Local Nature Reserve to protect their varied habitats, including sand, saltmarsh, slacks, ponds, scrub, woodland and a freshwater lagoon. These support a high level of diversity including over 270 plant species, many relatively rare.

The beach is accessed by footpaths from the coast road all the way along its length and there is a beach access road at the north edge of the dunes, where a section of the beach is available for beach parking.

Like all beaches along this part of the Somerset coast, the section closest to the shore is sandy, and due to its length still retains uncrowded areas for those seeking solitude. It is popular for dog walking and beach activities and just south of the Nature Reserve is the wreck of the Nornen, a wooden barque from Norway which became grounded in a storm in 1897, and proved impossible to salvage. Two stark rows of broken timbers are all that remains.

At the southern end of the beach is St Mary’s Church which regularly serves cream teas on summer weekends.


What’s on nearby

Walk
Walking the Quantock Hills

Somerset Coast Challenge – 80 Miles in Eight Days

Date & Time
22nd to 29th September
Meet at 9am each day
Event

Somerset Coast Challenge – Marathon

Date & Time
Saturday, 21st September
Event

Somerset Coast Challenge – 100km Ultra

Date & Time
Saturday, 21st September
Walk
Coast Path near Pawlett

Coast – Day 2: Highbridge to Bridgwater

Date & Time
Monday, 23rd September
Walk
Wreck of the Nornen at Berrow

Coast – Day 1: Brean to Highbridge

Date & Time
Sunday, 22nd September
Event

Burnham-on-Sea Visitor Centre

Date & Time
10am to 4pm every day

Please note: this map shows approximate location
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