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Beach Safety


The beaches at Burnham-on-Sea, Berrow and Brean are "family beaches". Please remain safe at all times.

The extensive information and safety signage at both Burnham-on-Sea and Berrow are prepared and erected by Sedgemoor District Council in partnership with the RNLI. The risks at Burnham-on-Sea beach include falls from the Jetty, strong currents and the risk of soft mud. The presence of soft mud is also one of the main risks at Berrow beach, and visitors are warned not to venture out onto the mudflats at low tide. At low tide, never walk out to the water line or enter the water, as there is sinking mud present and it is extremely dangerous!

For more information on Beach Safety, please read the  Icon for pdf Beach Safety [106.08KB]  leaflet.

Beach maps showing signage and important information are available here:  Icon for pdf Burnham-on-Sea and Berrow Beach Signage Maps [212.45KB]

In the event of an emergency, alert a lifeguard / beach warden or dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.

Beach Wardens and Lifeguards

Sedgemoor District Council provides qualified Beach Wardens at Berrow and Burnham-on-Sea between Easter and September.

During the main summer months from early July to early September Sedgemoor District Council have engaged the RNLI to provide lifeguard services between 10:00am and 6:00pm every day at Burnham-on-Sea and Berrow beaches. The RNLI have dedicated pages for Burnham on seas and Berrow which can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Visitors are reminded to always read the safety signs and follow all guidance from Beach Wardens and lifeguards. Parents should ensure that children are supervised at all times.