Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham-on-Sea is a popular seaside resort that sits on the mouth of the River Parrett and Bridgwater Bay.

In the south west corner of Burnham-on-Sea, north of the River Brue, is Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park. The park has been created from excavated clay pits; these were flooded, and the lakes are now home to many types of wildlife and leisure activities.

One of the best ways to enjoy Burnham-on-Sea is to take a walk and observe one of the towns most notable features - its signiture collection of beautiful lighthouses, including the locally renowned lighthouse on stilts.

Of course the second best way of appreciating what Burnham-on-Sea has to offer is to take a visit to one of its eight beaches, all within 15 minutes of junction 22 of the M5 motorway.

Burnham Main Beach is award-winning. It is a predominately a sandy beach and holds Britain’s shortest Pier. It is a great place for swimming, paddling and donkey rides.

After an excellent day out on the beach, the best way to relax in Burnham-on-sea is with a great meal. There is a wide range of pubs, cafes, takeaways and restaurants giving you plenty of cuisine choices.

In and around Burnham, you'll find a wide range of attractions with something to suit everyone. Somerset'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.