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Burnham-on-Sea main beach lies north of the concrete pier or jetty and runs in a northwesterly direction to its junction with Berrow Flats near Maddocks Slade.
Predominantly sandy, the beach has good facilities with a range of shops and cafés close by. It has Lifeguard cover in season, who operate the usual FLAG system indicating when and where it is safe to bathe or swim. The Tourist Information Centre lies near the BARB Search and Rescue Station just south of the jetty on South Esplanade, and parking is available on the seafront.
This is a good beach for swimming and paddling with donkey rides and entertainment in the summer. Boats and jet skis can also launch.
A seasonal dog ban is in force here with dogs not allowed between Maddocks Slade and the Yacht Club between May 1st and September 30th inclusive.
Burnham has the second greatest rise and fall of tide in the world - after the Bay of Fundy in Canada - and therefore the strong currents make it unsafe to swim except from approximately two hours before high tide until two hours after. Red flags will be flown to warn water users of the possible dangers.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Tourist information
✔ Good Surfing
✘ Seasonal dog ban
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.
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:
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