Berrow (South) Beach

Berrow South lies towards the southern end of Berrow Flats, a 6-mile stretch of sand and mudflats between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Down. The beach here is flat and sandy, backed by dunes.

Signage warns of dangerous sinking sands at low tide, so care needs to be taken and it is best to avoid going far onto the wet mudflats exposed at low tide. When the tide is out the wreck of MV Nornen, a Norwegian Barque which ran aground here in 1897 is visible.

The beach is used by walkers, horse riders, fishermen and beach sport enthusiasts.  From the beach it is possible to walk north towards Brean or south towards the lighthouse at Burnham-in-Sea.

The beach is dog-friendly, and dogs will love running off-lead, although should not be encouraged to go too far out on the mudflats.

This part of the Berrow Flats is more tranquil than some of the other resorts along this stretch of the coast and is a great place to come to get away from it all. 

As the beach faces west, it gets some spectacular sunsets.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed all year.

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  • Donkey rides
  • Wind surfing

Nearest town

Burnham on Sea



OS grid ref.

ST 2898 5320


Limited parking at the beach. for longer stays park at Brean.

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Berrow (South) Beach Reviews

Too dog friendly

Jul 31st 2021

In my opinion there are way too many dogs.
Berrow beach in the autumn/winter is nationally Important for migrating wading birds and wildfowl and the flock are continuously put up (after a monumental flight from the high Arctic) by free running dogs under little control. Signs need to be put in place to remind everyone about the importance of this stop-over for these birds. If you must take exercise your dog on the beach (instead of your garden or local park) please be responsible and respectful to other beach users, particularly the wildlife

Great beach

The vizslas
Apr 03rd 2021

We love Berrow beach because it is dog friendly all year round and you can walk for miles without bumping into too many people. It’s great when the tide is in as the dogs can have a swim. It’s also nice to have toilet’s not far from the beach. I used to go to Brean and berrow on holiday when I was a kid with my family so walking on the beach brings back such happy memories.

May 30th 2020

Best in winter dogs love it

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