Tourist Information in Mendips and North Somerset
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Burnham-on-Sea Town Information

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Lying at the mouth of the River Parrett on Bridgwater Bay in the Bristol Channel, this is an evergreen seaside resort with the shortest pier in Britain and a stretch of treacherous mudflats. It possesses a number of lighthouses including a 19th century ‘lighthouse on legs’ built by a local cleric who tried in vain to create a local spa. The town’s church, St Andrews, dates to the 14th century. A popular attraction is a wildlife park fashioned from disused clay pits. Wildlife-rich Brean Down is a high, limestone promontory jutting into the sea and owned by the National Trust. It contains pre-Roman archaeology and a 19th century fort.

Brean Down Fort - Photo © Eirian Evans
Brean Down Fort - Photo: Eirian Evans

Lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea - Photo © Brian Robert Marshall
Lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea - Photo: Brian Robert Marshall