COVID 19 Restrictions, Changes to Service and Access to the Beach
Beach Safety Take Extra Care
Please read relevant safety signage before going onto the beach. Please Do Not approach the water at Low tide as there are dangerous mud flats which you may become trapped in and the emergency services will have to rescue you as the incoming tide is extremely fast. Please take extra care on and around the Jetty and take note of safety signage and restricted areas.
Whilst the beach is available for exercise, the advice is that Social distancing measures continue to apply. You can only exercise with people from your household or one other person whilst staying 2 metres apart.
Burnham-on-Sea is a traditional seaside 'town' resort with a wide and level Esplanade along the beach frontage which is great for families. There is ample parking on the Esplanade and in car parks close to the beach. The beach is staffed by trained Beach Wardens and Jetty Attendants from Easter to September and the RNLI Lifeguards monitor to the north of the Jetty during the peak summer period - early July to early September.
Permanent advice against bathing is in place at Burnham Jetty. Burnham Jetty is no longer designated as a bathing water under the Bathing Water Regulations.
The beach sits at the mouth of two large rivers, the Brue and Parrett which greatly influence the bathing water quality. Despite extensive investigations and investment bathing water quality cannot be guaranteed to achieve the "Sufficient" standard required under the Bathing Water Regulations. Berrow and Brean beaches can be visited for swimming and paddling.
Burnham Beach also has a launching facility next to the Jetty for boat and water ski users. You can apply for a Jetty Permit online here in advance of your visit: Apply for a Burnham-on-Sea Jetty Permit
You can choose to either print out your proof of purchase yourself, or have it posted to you. We recommend bringing this with you on the day.
The Jetty fees are detailed in the Charges and Permits page.