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With one of the longest sandy beaches in Europe, landmarks steeped in history and a rich tapestry of family activities, Burnham-on-Sea offers something for everyone. Blossoming during the Victorian era, Burnham continues to offer timeless seaside pleasures.
Things to do in Burnham-on-Sea. Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, is an amazing, sea side town, with some of the longest golden sandy beaches in Europe. Burnham On Sea has everything from water parks to horse riding, sand artists and watersports. With long-stretching sandy beaches and stunning coastal walks, Burnham has everything you want from a traditional British seaside holiday.
Burnham-on-Sea originated as a fishing village, and now is home to the southern tip of the second longest beach in Europe. The town’s annual carnival, bi-annual food and drink festival, gardens, restored art-deco cinema and busy calendar of events ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this thriving seaside town.
The iconic Low Lighthouse is the last of three active lighthouses in Burnham-on-Sea and is a must-see for visitors and photographers. Whilst Burnham may have one of the longest expanses of sand, it has the shortest pier in Britain, perfect for those looking for quaint, old fashioned fun. To see Burnham from above, climb nearby Brean Down headland for incredible 360-degree panoramic views of the Somerset Levels whilst reimagining history at The Palmerston Fort.
If you’re an animal lover, nearby Animal Farm Adventure Park offers themed rides, farm animal favourites and more unusual creatures to visit and handle. Thrill-seekers will love nearby Brean Leisure Amusement Park, a family resort with over 40 rides and attractions. For a more relaxing affair, Apex Park boasts 42-acres of wide open spaces to enjoy a picnic and watch the local wildlife. The park’s gentle lakeside walking routes, children's play area, outdoor gym and skate park means you’ll need to set aside an afternoon to make the most of this tranquil spot.
More of what there is to 'See and Do in Burnham on Sea, Somerset, with some 'Myths & Legends' to inspire your visit! HERE
Leave the M5 at Junction 22 and follow signs to Burnham-on-Sea
For maps and journey planning go to www.multimap.com
By car: Burnham is located on the M5 between Bridgwater and Weston-super-Mare. Exit the motorway at Junction 22 and follow signs to Burham-on-Sea.
By train and bus: Buses into Burham leave from rail stations in Highbridge & Burnham and Weston-super-Mare throughout the day.
By air: Bristol Airport is located 30 miles from Burnham. Buses run either direct from the airport or via rail connections through Bristol.
Channel Adventure shares a passion for getting people out and about in our beautiful natural environment. We offer a full range of outdoor and adventurous activities from our seafront centre in the coastal Somerset town of Minehead and from our urban centre on the river in Taunton. Whether it’s a Stand Up Paddleboarding session at the beach or Kayaking on the river, you are guaranteed the same care and focus on your personal development, enjoyment and learning. Channel Adventure offers activities to groups and individuals, schools, stag and hen do's, corporate days, holiday makers and locals. Activities range from water sports to target sports, climbing to coasteering as well as hire (such as skateboards, bikes, scooters, paddleboards) and are accessible to all. Channel has a vision of every person weaving outdoor activity into their every day.
Tourist Information CentreSouth EsplanadeBurnham-on-SeaTA8 1BUUnited Kingdom
T: 01278 787852
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