Burnham-on-Sea is a popular small
seaside resort, with seven miles of sandy beach and a sweeping view
of Bridgwater Bay. The church should be visited for its 14th century
tower, 78 foot high and leaning some 3 foot out of the vertical.
Most of the beach is sandy, but areas of mud are exposed in some
places at low water, when swift currents make it unsafe to
bath. There are views across the mouth of the River Parrett to
the Stert Island bird sanctuary. As well as the usual sea side
attractions, a regatta is held in August and a carnival in
Fishing from the shore for skate, codling, whiting and conger eel.
Coarse and trout
fishing on the river Tone at Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe (
on the A361 about 9 miles west of Taunton). Other good waters
include the Taunton-Bridgewater Canal, the West Sedgemoor Drain and