The English seaside resort of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset offers tourists of the area miles of sandy beaches, good choices of accommodation with plenty of pubs and restaurants to enjoy local food and hospitality. To learn more about you can do at Burnham-on-Sea, read the guide below.
Things to do in Burnham
Sandy beaches One of the longest stretches of sand beaches in Europe can be found in Burnham. It has over seven miles of sandy beaches. During the summer months, donkey rides are available at various locations along the beach. Apex Park This wildlife sea haven includes opportunities for fishing, a children’s play area, a skate park and walks to keep visitors entertained. Swimming If you do not wish to go sea swimming then you could take a dip at Burnham Pool whcih opens at seven am and which does not close until ten pm. Golf Burnham and Berrow Golf Club is a championship rated golf course and nearby Brean Leisure Centre, there is a second local course. Closer to Highbridge is an all-weather driving range to keep golf enthusiasts happy. Restaurants Many different tastes are catered for in the variety of foods available locally from English to French, Italian, Chinese and Indian. Amusement arcades No visit to an English seaside resort is complete without playing bingo or slot machines on the pier. Burnham pier has a large range of these amusements available. Shopping Burnham-on-Sea has a busy town centre with a thriving High-Street of shops selling everything you would expect including souvenirs of your visit.
Things to see and do nearby
Only three miles from Burnham is Brean Down Fort. Brean Down itself is a peninsular that juts into the Bristol Channel. From this viewpoint, you can see Weston-Super-Mare and the coastline of Wales across the Channel.
Even closer to the town is Brent Knoll. This outcrop of the Mendip Hills stands 449 feet tall and from the top, it is possible to see Glastonbury Tor to the east, the Mendips and Cheddar Gorge to the north, Bristol Channel and Wales across to the west and the Quantock Hills to the south.
This nature haven is just SIX miles away from Burnham but to reach it, you must travel much further. It requires a drive to Bridgwater and then you can head towards Minehead for a rewarding trip.
Brean Leisure Park This fun park is open from April to November and has 40 rides and attractions suitable for all the family. Alongside rides, there is a fun pool with slides, bars and restaurants, shops and a golf course.