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Place to visit near Burnham-on-Sea

Somerset's rural charm enchants its visitors – as do the quiet sandy beaches, the famous local cheeses and scrumptious ciders and the wild, moody landscapes of Exmoor. For a relaxed, unwinding, uncrowded family holiday with so much to see and explore, Somerset is a great choice. A richly rewarding corner of the country renowned for its winding country lanes, thatched cottages and stunning villages.

Lots to see and do

Our top picks

There are lots of fabulous places to visit, using Haven holiday parks as your base. From beautiful beaches and landscapes to places of interest like historical sites and nature trails, or attractions like theme parks and wildlife parks - there are choices to suit the whole family. Check out our top picks.
A little girl petting a goat

Attractions

Animal Farm Adventure Park

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Opportunities to hand feed and hold many friendly animals, plus an indoor play area. Simply teeming with life and fun for younger families. Children under 2 go free.

Address:

Animal Farm Adventure Park , Red Road, Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 2RW

Open dates: All year round
Distance from Park
5 miles from Burnham-on-Sea
Boy and girl with fishing nets at the beach

Beaches

Burnham-on-Sea Beach

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Burnham beach is an ideal spot for gentle walks and birdwatching. It's also fantastic for swimming and paddling, donkey rides and kids entertainment in the summer. There is an Apex wildlife park nearby. Dogs not allowed between May 1 - September 30. Parking is available on the seafront. European designated bathing water.

Address:

Burnham-on-Sea Beach, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1LA

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions:
Dogs not allowed from 1 May-30 September
Lifeguards: Daily 7 July-2 September
Lifeguard patrol times: 10am-6pm
Distance from park: Less than a mile from Burnham-on-Sea
Panoramic view of Cheddar Caves and Gorge

Places of interest

Cheddar Caves and Gorge

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Explore the famous Cheddar Caves and enjoy the wonderful Cheddar cheese at Britain's biggest gorge, rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous site is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a great day out for families, nature and history lovers, and outdoor adventurers.

Address:

Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QF

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park: 13 miles from Burnham-on-Sea
Sunrise over Weston-Super-Mare Grand Pier

Beaches

Weston-Super-Mare Grand Pier

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Weston Super Mare is an established seaside resort. The pier hosts fun-packed family entertainments set on the long sandy main beach which is backed by a promenade. This part of the beach is just to the north of the pier.

Address:

Weston-super-Mare, Royal Parade, BS23 1AJ

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions: Dogs are welcome between the Grand Pier and Knightstone Island all year around. There are restrictions further south
Distance from park: 12 miles from Burnham-on-Sea
Life-size dinosaurs at Wookey Hole Caves

Attractions

Wookey Hole Caves

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Wookey Hole Caves are a series of limestone caverns, a show cave and tourist attraction in the village of Wookey Hole. Explore the caves and tunnels, circus show, museum, cinema and many more attractions.

Address:

Wookey Hole Caves, The Mill, High St, Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BB

Open dates: All year round
Distance from Park
18 miles from Burnham-on-Sea
39 miles from Doniford Bay
Exterior of Forde Abbey and Gardens

Attractions

Forde Abbey and Gardens

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The fantastic abbey dates from the 12th century with 30 acres of award-winning gardens and the highest powered fountain in the country. See the renowned Mortlake tapestries, visit the walled kitchen garden or plant nursery, and enjoy lunch or homemade cakes in the vaulted tea rooms.

Address:

Forde Abbey and Gardens, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:

38 miles from Burnham-on-Sea

37 miles from Doniford Bay

Little girl running on the sand

Beaches

Weston-Super-Mare Grand Pier

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Sand and shingle beach with a salt marsh at the northern end, adjacent to the National Trust headland at Sand Point. There are walks around the Weston Woods (south of Sand Bay). Sand Point and Middle Hope (National Trust land for Sand Bay). This beach is noted for its diverse bird population. its salt marsh and sand dune communities.

Address:

Weston Super Mare Beach, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS23 1AL

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions Dog restrictions may apply
Distance from park: 12 miles from Burnham-on-Sea
Brean Down © Andrew Bone (flickr)

Places of interest

Brean Down

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Brean Down is a wonderful location for a day out in Somerset. Enjoy relaxing on the beach at the foot of the Down, building sandcastles and visiting the Cove Café for a seaside treat. Venture to the top of the Down and take the exhilarating 1.5 mile walk along Somerset’s greatest natural pier.

Address:

Brean Down, Burnham-on-sea, Somerset, TA8 2RS

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:

8 miles from Burnham-on-Sea

33 miles from Doniford Bay