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Burnham South

Burnham South beach, Somerset. Copyright image.
Copyright © Joy Russell

Otherwise known as Burnham-on-Sea Jetty, this beach runs southwest for about a mile from the long jetty in the centre of town to the Burnham-on-Sea Yacht Club at the end of the South Esplanade.

The beach has some sand near the jetty with pebbles, mudflats and marsh further south towards the River Parrett.

The stepped sea wall offers good seating from which you can watch boats come and go or spot seabirds from Stert and the nearby Wildlife Park. Parking is available on the seafront.

Things to do include watching the boats come and go and bird-watching. There is also an Apex wildlife park nearby.

A seasonal dog ban is in force here with dogs not permitted between May 1st and September 30th inclusive.

The nearby Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park covers over 42 acres and was created out of old clay workings. The park offers great walks around the lake and fishing by permit. There is a children's play area



 Flora and Fauna

 Seasonal dog ban

 Easily accessible

 Tourist information


OS Explorer Map 153: Weston-super-Mare & Bleadon Hill

OS Explorer Map 153: Weston-super-Mare & Bleadon Hill

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Burnham-on-Sea, Highbridge, Weston-super-Mare and Axbridge.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea, Axbridge and Sidcot.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowPrincess Theatre and Arts Centre

	arrowAnimal Farm Adventure Park


	arrowRichs Cider Farm

Brean Sands

	arrowBrean Theme Park


	arrowThe Walled Gardens of Cannington and Tea Rooms

	arrowBridgwater Arts Centre

	arrowBridgwater Film Centre

	arrowColeridge Cottage

	arrowFyne Court




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