The main beach in Burnham-on-Sea is the home of the town's famous pier, which is the shortest of its kind in Britain. The pier was built between 1911-14 and has retained its Edwardian charm. The main feature is The Pavilion, with an array of shops, restaurants and an amusement hall.
Burnham-on-Sea's main beach has lush sand and provides safe swimming for families, plus there are seaside staples such as donkey rides, boats and jet skis. If sailing is more your thing, Bridgwater Bay offers lots of excursions.
As for the other beaches in Burnham-on-Sea, South Beach is an excellent location for watching boats and seabirds gather around the bay, whilst the North Beach is very much geared to children, with a seawater boating pool designed exclusively for kids.
Out and about
Away from the beach, Burnham-on-Sea has plenty to keep people entertained. The town has independent shops and several pubs where you can grab a bite to eat. The Burnham and Berrow Golf Club is a championship course that will prove a challenge even for the keenest of golfers.
Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park is set across forty acres of countryside and is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including mallard ducks, grey herons and gulls. Visitors are encouraged to stroll around the lake, enjoy picnics throughout the grounds, and spend the day fishing for carp and bream.
For the area's best views head to the top of Brent Knoll, which is located just a couple of miles outside on Burnham-on-Sea. Climb the 137 metres to the top and you are reward with stunning views over the Bristol Channel, Wales, and Glastonbury Tor.
If you're heading to Burnham-on-Sea in November join in with the Somerset Carnival, which sees over 20,000 people flock to the town to enjoy dozens of illuminated floats parading the streets.