A perfect seaside holiday, by my reckoning, needs only two things; a sandy beach and a flexible timetable. After all with small children the ‘breakfast is served between 7 and 8’ kind of place doesn’t work, so like many parents, we find that a simple self catering holiday is the answer. A holiday in Burnham-on-Sea provided the perfect sandy beach.
We rented a cottage in Berrow, just outside the town of Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. The cottage was on a farm so as well as the beach there was the bonus of farm animals wandering past the back door too. Berrow has the most magnificent sandy beach, stretching as far as the eye can see. The town of Burnham-on-Sea itself has a shabby-genteel charm and boasts its own beautiful sandy beach along with a pier surrounded by shops, cafes and with rides for the kids.
A Holiday in Burnham-on-Sea provides you with a great base for visiting other parts of Somerset. Weston-Super-Mare, with its own famous sands makes a good day out, and attractions include the SeaQuarium on the seafront and the Grand Pier.
If you like a spooky treat, visit the nearby Wookey Hole, famous for its witch, and see the fabulous caves. The exhibition centre also includes a paper mill, and a museum of Penny Arcade machines. Close by is also the magnificent Cheddar Gorge, where you can not only visit the caves where cheese was originally stored, the brave can try rock climbing and the more cautious among us can take an open top bus tour of the gorge. Don’t forget to buy some of the locally produced cheese, strong enough to blow your head off.
Back in Burnham-on-Sea is Brean Leisure Park with over 30 rides & attractions, including roundabouts, roller coasters, a log flume, and a swimming pool complex with 4 waterslides and indoor and outdoor pools. In Berrow itself is Animal Farm Adventure Park, a rare breeds farm with an all-weather play barn which is great for rainy days. With ball pits, tunnels, zip slides, a free fall slide, astra and tube slides there is something for kids of all ages.
Where to Stay
If you want a self catering holiday in Burnham-on-Sea with entertainment provided, right in Burnham-on-Sea is a Haven Holiday Village, which offers a variety of modern and spacious caravan holiday homes, pitches for caravans or camping plus kids clubs, a swimming pool, sports facilities, family shows, cafes and shops.
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