If you’re looking to enjoy a traditional beachside holiday with plenty of things to do and a stunning coastline to explore, a visit to the popular spot of Burnham-On-Sea is a must. The town has one of the longest stretches of sand in Europe with seven miles of glorious beaches including the beautiful locations of Brean Down and the famous lighthouse spot. The town itself offers a mix of modern and traditional shopping experiences and a range of tasty places to eat, especially if you love a fantastic fish and chip supper.
There’s a range of things to do whatever the weather, so here are some of my favourites to experience on a stay in Burnham-On-Sea.
Head to the beach
A holiday to the coast wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the beach and in Burnham-On-Sea you have a choice of spectacular spots. Burnham’s main beach offers a traditional feel and is home to Britain’s shortest pier where you’ll find arcades and fantastic views over the Bristol Channel. If you’re visiting the town with children, the beach offers a great place to make sandcastles and take traditional donkey rides along the sand.
If you’re looking for a rugged and natural beach, the spots of Brean Down and Berrow are a short distance away. Berrow provides the chance to see the often-photographed shipwreck and Brean Down is home the historic Brean Down Fort, a great place to enjoy captivating views over the area.
A spot of shopping
Like most seaside towns, Burnham-On-Sea has a plentiful mix of modern and traditional shops. You’ll be able to pick up trinkets and mementos of your stay or perhaps enjoy a trip to the farmers' market on the last Friday of the month and sample delicious local foods and drinks from regional producers. A great way to explore the area is to follow the Spy Mission Treasure Trail. Loved by adults and children alike, you’ll see a range of locations following clues whilst discovering sights and scenery along the way.
There is a wide range of places to eat in Burnham-On-Sea catering for every taste and budget. A trip to the seaside wouldn’t be complete without sampling traditional fish and chips beside the beach so head to Esplanade Fish Bar or Frydays for a tasty treat. If you’re looking for a unique spot to enjoy tea and cake, head to the Crafty Teacup Cafe for a place to indulge in a Somerset Cream Tea and local craft delights. There is also a wide selection of places to eat out during the evening giving you a choice of British, Indian, Italian and Chinese cuisine.