Burnham-on-Sea


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Burnham-on-Sea has everything from horse riding and water sports to amusements, theatre and cinema. With long-stretching sandy beaches and stunning coastal walks, Burnham is a traditional British seaside holiday. Set at the southern end of one of Europe’s longest stretches of sandy beach, its golden sands stretch for seven miles passing Berrow, before reaching Brean in the north. Known worldwide for its iconic ‘lighthouse on legs’ – the Low Lighthouse – it’s open sands make for some incredible sunsets.

A thriving seaside town, Burnham-on-Sea has beaches, a pier, cinema, theatre, gardens, and a busy calendar of events throughout the year for residents and visitors alike. To the south there’s also the 42-acre Apex Park for picnics, games and wildlife watching. It’s perfect for walking, playing beach games, flying kites, picnics and splashing about in the sea – when the tide is in! (you can check here  today’s Burnham-On-Sea tide times).

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 a seaside resort, and more. There’s a great range of shops, cafes and pubs and the eat:Festival visits twice a year showcasing local produce.

The beaches and generally flat landscape also mean it’s great for walking, with several self-guided walks on the seafront, including the Burnham-on-Sea Storywalk, and a series of circular walks that take in this stunning stretch of coast from here all the way to Brean Down. For dog walkers there are sections of the beach where dogs are not allowed to go, so do heck the map to be sure you and your dog are in the right areas Burnham-on-Sea Beach Dog Ban Areas.


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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