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Burnham-on-Sea Main Beach

Burnham lighthouseThis award winning beach has got all the traditional beach holiday activities on offer from donkey rides to an esplanade with cafes and amusements. There is also a large children's paddling pool. Dogs are not allowed on this part of the beach all year round but are allowed further up the beach in the lighthouse area.

The beach is mostly soft sand and is safe for swimming and paddling and there are plenty of facilities. The beach is home to Burnham-on-Sea pier, built in 1911 the pier holds the record of being the shortest pier in Britain.

Further along the beach to the North is the fabulous light house on legs, made from wood this stunningly unusual lighthouse was built in 1832 and is now a listed monument. Although beautiful this part of the beach has dangerous mud flats which are revealed at low tide.

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