Burnham-on-Sea Beach (Main Beach)
Burnham-on-Sea is one of Somerset’s classic seaside resorts due to the exceptional stretch of beach here. Complete with promenade lined with Victorian and Edwardian guest houses Burnham was originally envisaged as a rival to nearby Weston-super-Mare.
A hundred years on, and whilst Burnham-on-Sea might have lost that competition it is all the better for it.
These days the beach is lively enough in the summer and retains much of its traditional charms - right down to donkey rides on the beach.
Burnham-on-Sea is also home to Britain’s shortest pier. Built in 1911 and measuring just over 100 ft (37 m) it is basically just a pier end pavilion, but at the start of the pier!
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Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 1st to September 30th
- Amusement arcade
- Donkey rides
OS grid ref.
ST 3033 4918
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Burnham-on-Sea Beach Reviews
Burnham on Mud
We travelled here to exercise today, and arrived in the afternoon just before low tide. The sand was full of mud; what I thought were sand flats were just mud flats. My toddler luckily got stuck up to the ankles before he could get dangerously deep! But there was no access whatsoever to any sea - it wasn’t even visible, just miles and miles of soggy mud. To be fair we enjoyed the sun and our boy made a lot of (muddy) sandcastles, but the mud on our feet and shoes wouldn’t wash off - required soap and hot water when we got home. I think we’ll be looking for something less muddy next time we drive to a beach.
Brilliant sandy beaches
I have lived by the sea in quite a few towns around England but the stretch of beach between Burnham on Sea/Berrow/Brean has to be the best 7 miles for any dog to walk along. Yes you do have to be aware of the mud and keep away from it but the beach itself is lovely and sandy, is flat and stretches for miles. It does have restrictions on it during the summer but there are still plenty of areas to walk along, you just have to read the signs.
Just thick mud between the sand and water! Not a fan