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Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham-On-Sea is almost in the middle of Somerset’s stretch of coast and close to the mouth of the tidal river Parrett. It is at the southern end of what is the second longest strip of sand in Europe and boasts several beaches.

As with so many of the UK’s seaside resorts, Burnham blossomed during Victorian times and many of its finest buildings date from that time. Today it has everything you would expect from such a resort: campsites, candyfloss, donkey rides and tea shops

Burnham may have one of the longest expanses of sand but it also has the shortest pier. What this pier lacks in length, it makes up for in elegance and has survived because of its unusual construction – employing granite in its concrete structure to withstand the waves. It was built to serve as a jetty for a steamer service connecting the railway to Wales but problems with silt meant the idea was short lived.

Sand and silt in the Bristol Channel have been a challenge for the settlements on its shores and for sailors down the years with a number of wrecks off the coast, one of which is still visible at low tide. To aid seafarers, a lighthouse was built by the local vicar who used the proceeds from selling it to improve the townscape. A reduced version of this first lighthouse is now a house and its replacement has also been converted to residential use. A third lighthouse was built on stilts on the beach and still functions today.

Burnham is a thriving seaside town with a theatre, gardens, bi-annual food and drink festival and busy calendar of events throughout the year for residents and visitors alike. Disused claypits have been turned into the 42-acre Apex Park which is enjoyed as a space for picnics, games and wildlife watching.

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  1. Lakeside Holiday Park

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    Lakeside Holiday Park

    Burnham-on-Sea

    Lakeside Holiday Park in the favourite Somerset resort of Burnham-on-Sea, is an ideal place to enjoy a family holiday or short break, and always offers real value for money.

    • Private...

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    Price from £109.00 to £199.00 Per unit per week

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  2. Mark Moor International Vehicle Festival

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    Mark Moor International Vehicle Festival

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    Exhibition

    Mark

    Mark Moor International Vehicle Festival is a gathering of vintage, classic vehicles, cars, trucks, bikes, military, tractors, sports and modified vehicles. Delicious food and bar available. This is...

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  3. The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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    The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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    Restaurant

    On Junction 22, A38, Edithmead, Nr Burnham On Sea

    The Windmill Bar and Bistro

    The Windmill at Edithmead was possibly the last post-mill to work in Somerset and is now home to The Windmill Bar and Bistro and Edithmead Leisure and Park Homes....

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    Burnham-on-Sea


    Burnham-On-Sea is almost in the middle of Somerset’s stretch of coast and close to the mouth of the tidal river Parrett. It is at the southern end of what is the second longest strip of sand in...

  5. A Walk Through History

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    A Walk Through History

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    Show/Display

    Highbridge

    A multi re-enactment event. Over 20 re-enactment groups living as they did during their eras, putting on battles and displays. A fun, interactive event for all the family.
    Groups attending...

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  6. Paulos Christmas Circus

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    Paulos Christmas Circus

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    Performance

    Brent Knoll, Highbridge

    ROLL UP! ROLL UP!

    Returning this year with an all NEW show and as seen on ITV, Pauls Christmas Circus will be on site throughout the Christmas period and New Year to entertain the whole family...

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  7. Sanders Garden World - Various events throughout 2

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    Sanders Garden World - Various events throughout 2

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    Sale

    Brent Knoll, Highbridge

    Full programm of events throught 2012 please see website for further details

    MARCH 3RD 4TH BABY BEDDING WEEKEND -SEED SOWING DEMONSTRATIONS, EXPERT ADVICE. HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM YOUR PLUG...

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  8. World Paper Aeroplane Championship

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    World Paper Aeroplane Championship

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    Participatory Event

    Burnham-on-Sea

    World Paper Aeroplane Championship is ready to take off in Burnham-On-Sea on 21st June. Paper folding skills, accuracy and athleticism will be required as hundreds of competitors create their own...

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  9. Grand Fireworks Display

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    Burnham-on-Sea Grand Firework Display

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    Show/Display

    Burnham-on-Sea

    Grand Firework Display sponsored by Burnham-on-Sea town council. This is a free event, but a collection will be made for local charities. It will take place on the beach near the jetty and will...

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  10. Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival

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    Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival

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    Festival

    Burnham On Sea

    The Burnham on Sea Food and Drink festival is a free one-day festival with something for the whole family. Held in the town centre of this Victorian seaside town it is perfect for wet weather days...

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  11. Secret World Wildlife Rescue Nature's Hunters

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    Secret World Wildlife Rescue Nature's Hunters

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    Participatory Event

    East Huntspill

    The last chance this year to come along and see the work that we do at our centre. Learn all about foxes and birds of prey living at Secret World and view some of the wild animals that come in to us...

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  12. The Healing Weekend

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    The Healing Weekend

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    Festival

    East Huntspill, Highbridge

    The Healing Weekend 2014
    A Fabulous Holistic Festival for all the Family

    With around 180 exhibitors, 90 workshops and talks, plus fabulous evening shows, all set midst acres of wonderful Somerset...

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  13. Carnival

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    Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Guy Fawkes Carnival

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    Carnival

    Burnham on Sea

    Over one hundred giant Carnival floats pass before your eyes, each one pulsating with music and aglow with the lights from thousands of coloured light bulbs, fantastically coloured costumes and...

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    From:
    6 Nov 2018 To 6 Nov 2018
  14. Mother’s Day Carvery at The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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    Mother’s Day Carvery at The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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    Mother's Day

    On Junction 22, A38, Edithmead, Nr Burnham On Sea

    Spoil you Mum this Mother's Day with a delicious local Carvery. £9.95 for adults and £6.95 for children with a Free Gift for Mum!

    Subject to availability, Call now to book 01278 780367

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  15. Murder Mystery at The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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    Murder Mystery at The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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    Murder Mystery

    On Junction 22, A38, Edithmead, Nr Burnham On Sea

    Join us for a night of Murder, Mystery and Suspense!

    Do you see yourself as a Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes? Well, The Windmill Bar & Bistro’s Murder Mystery is a must for all you murder...

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    From:
    16 Feb 2018 To 16 Feb 2018
  16. West Country Parks

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    West Country Parks

    Burnham On Sea & Surrounding Villages

    Welcome to West Country Parks, holiday parks situated in beautiful Somerset, ‘The South West’s Ultimate Retreat’. We are a well-established, family run business based in the heart of the West Country...

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    Price from £52.00 Per unit per week to £24.00 per pitch (2 people)
  17. Charity Mouse Racing Night

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    Charity Mouse Racing Night

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    Charity

    East Huntspill

    A fun packed night for all the family, with a total of 6 races starting at 7.30 pm.
    A bar will be providing beverages and locally produced cider, Old Jollop.
    Food available and a cake sale will be...

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  18. The Healing Weekend At Secret World

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    The Healing Weekend At Secret World

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    Spiritual

    Highbridge

    The Healing Weekend is a very special event. It is bringing ever more people together year after year and long may that continue. Ron and I work all year round to build the event you have come to...

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  19. Grown Up Marshmallows at Eat: Burnham-on-Sea

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    Grown Up Marshmallows at Eat: Burnham-on-Sea

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    Food and Drink

    Burnham On Sea

    Eat: Burnham-on-Sea is a food & drink festival that is a free to attend, locally focused one-day festival held in a town centre. We aim to celebrate the great local producers surrounding our home...

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  20. Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas

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    Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas

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    Participatory Event

    Brent Knoll, Highbridge

    Come and enjoy our special Christmas event, a treat for kids of all ages (and grown ups too!).

    • Meet Father Christmas and choose your very own present

    • Enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared...

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