The centrepiece of every resort town is its beach, and Burnham-on-Sea is no exception. This impressive stretch of sand extends for 7 miles, covering the resorts of Burnham, Berrow and Brean.
Originally the Victorian town of Burnham-on-Sea was meant to rival Weston-super-Mare, providing all the amenities, facilities, and entertainment you’d expect from a holiday destination, including a pier. Whilst it lost the battle with Weston, the silver lining is that during the summer months the beach is less crowded, and still retains its charm.
The pier is Britain’s shortest. Built in 1911 and measuring just over 100 ft (37 m) it is essentially a pier end pavilion, but at the start! The pier features a cafe and a variety of amusements often enjoyed by families.
The beach itself is split into four parts, Main Beach, North Beach, South Beach, and the Lighthouse Area. The Main Beach usually has the most activity, with organised activities and entertainment during the summer. Whilst a notable feature of the Lighthouse Area is the Low Lighthouse, a lighthouse on legs that is only 11m high!
Lifeguards patrol the area of the beach between the yellow and red flags from the start of May until the end of September. Public toilets and showers are found in the nearby Tourist Information Centre, and parking is available on the seafront.
Lifeguard Service: Yes
Dogs: Dogs Banned
Nearest Town: Burnham-on-Sea
Beach Type: Sandy
Facilities: Cafe, Restaurant, Shops, Toilets, Amusements
Suitable for Disabled?: Yes