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Burnham-on-Sea is a traditional seaside ‘town’ resort with a wide and level Esplanade

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Burnham-on-Sea is a traditional seaside ‘town’ resort with a wide and level Esplanade along the beach frontage which is great for families. There is ample parking on the Esplanade and in car parks close to the beach. The beach is staffed by trained Beach Wardens and Jetty Attendants from Easter to September and the RNLI Lifeguards monitor to the north of the Jetty during the peak summer period – early July to early September.

Permanent advice against bathing is in place at Burnham Jetty. Burnham Jetty is no longer designated as a bathing water under the Bathing Water Regulations.

The beach sits at the mouth of two large rivers, the Brue and Parrett which greatly influence the bathing water quality. Despite extensive investigations and investment bathing water quality cannot be guaranteed to achieve the “Sufficient” standard required under the Bathing Water Regulations. Berrow and Brean beaches can be visited for swimming and paddling.

Jetty Permit

Burnham Beach also has a launching facility next to the Jetty for boat and water ski users. You can apply for a Jetty Permit online.

You can choose to either print out your proof of purchase yourself, or have it posted to you. We recommend bringing this with you on the day.

The Jetty fees are detailed in the Beach Charges and Permits page.

Contact Environmental Services

Somerset Council
Bridgwater House
King Square

Phone: 0300 303 7806

Email: environmentalhealth.sedgemoor@somerset.gov.uk

Last reviewed: November 8, 2023 by Ian

Next review due: May 8, 2024

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