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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. Continental Market

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    Continental Food Market

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    Sale

    Burnham On Sea

    A Continental Market will be adding some colour and attraction to the Esplanade in Burnham-on-Sea. There will be stalls selling all sorts of goodies such as; bakery, cheese, crepes, paella, olives,...

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  3. 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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  4. A Glimpse into the Unknown -An Afterlife Experience

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    A Glimpse into the Unknown -An Afterlife Experience

    Highbridge

    “A Glimpse into the Unknown” is the incredible true story of one man’s encounter with death and the realms beyond it. Stung by five box jellyfish while diving off the coast of Mauritius, Ian...

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  5. Folk Fest Burnham-on-Sea

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    Burnham-on-Sea Folkfest

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    Festival

    Burnham-on-Sea

    The tenth annual Folkfest based in various venues around Burnham on Sea. FREE Acoustic/Folk Festival, with activities based mainly around the pubs in the Town centre of Burnham-on-Sea, finishing with...

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  6. National Autograss Racing

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    National Autograss Racing

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    Sporting

    Edithmead, Highbridge

    Motor Car Racing on Grass. A National Sport - Amateur Non Contact Motorsport which is live, fast and exciting. This sport uses single seater unmodified super saloons. The event takes place between...

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  7. Race Night at The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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    Race Night at The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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    Horse Racing

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

    Join in the Race Night Spirit with us at The Windmill Bar & Bistro in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

    Celebrate Race Night with us this March for some brilliant Racing Games and Bingo, cash prizes...

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  8. Poster

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    Hula Hoop World Record Challenge

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    Sporting

    Burnham On Sea

    A charity fundraiser (BIBIC) to beat the current World Record for mass participation Hula Hooping!
    The current record stands at 2,290 people hula hooping at the same time, so we need
    as many people...

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  9. Meet The Meerkats at Sanders Gardenworld Family Fun Day

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    Meet The Meerkats at Sanders Gardenworld Family Fun Day

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    Participatory Event

    Brent Knoll, Highbridge

    Meet the Meerkats at an ALL FREE family fun day at Sanders in Brent Knoll on Monday 25th August from 9.00am - 6.00pm.

    There will be a huge children's bouncy castle assault course next to our play...

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  10. Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea Guy Fawkes Carnival

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    Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea Guy Fawkes Carnival

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    Carnival

    Burnham-on-Sea

    Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea Carnival. Tonight the carnival comes to the seaside at Burnham-on-Sea.

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  11. Burnham-on-Sea

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    Burnham-on-Sea

    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...

  12. 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
  13. Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre

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    Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre

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    Participatory Event

    East Huntspill

    It’s baby boom time when lots of orphans are being cared for at our centre. Staff will be on hand to show you their babies. They’ll tell you how they wean fox and badger cubs ready for their release...

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  14. Bavarian Night at The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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    Bavarian Night at The Windmill Bar and Bistro

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

    Oompah and Bratwurst and Beer!

    Join us this September for our Bavarian night with Live Music from fantastic 12 piece Oompah Band with Caller, Messer Schmidt and the Fokkers. Lederhosen...

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  15. 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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  16. Magpie Vintage Opening Celebration

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    Magpie Vintage Opening Celebration

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    Shopping

    Burnham-on-sea

    Magpie Vintage will be opening their doors in Burnham-on-Sea for the first time on 22nd June, we are a family run business selling vintage and shabby chic homewares, gifts and furniture. Our opening...

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  17. Secret World Badger Bonanza

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    Secret World Badger Bonanza

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    Animal

    East Huntspill

    Enjoy the magic of British wildlife at our unique and memorable open days.
    Secret World is the largest badger cub rearing unit in the country. Come along and learn more about badgers at this...

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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