Living in Burnham-on-SeaOn the Somerset coast between Bridgwater and Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea is also flanked by two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Mendip Hills and Quantock Hills.
A small fishing village until the 18th century, it's growth since then into a large seaside town tells you everything you need to know about its popularity.
The seven-mile-long stretch of beach north to Berrow and Brean is one of the longest in the West Country.
Property in Burnham-on-SeaProperty close the sands of Burnham-on-Sea with views out towards the South Wales coast across the Bristol Channel is everything you would expect from a large seaside town.
As you move deeper into town, properties become more modern with new developments flanked by 1960s and 1970s detached family homes.
Burnham-on-Sea houses for saleBurnham-on-Sea's appeal to families is outlined by the number of sales of detached homes in the town last year, which averaged £304,237.
Period semis closer to the seafront averaged £237,502, while terraced homes sold for £185,684 on average.
Average property price: £239,031*
Property for rent in Burnham-on-Sea
Flats command an average monthly rent of £533, while houses average £858.
Burnham-on-Sea transport linksAs well as all that fresh, sea air, Burnham-on-Sea also has superb transport links - meaning city commuters can have a taste of coastal living to offset their working week.
Burnham-on-Sea is just 31 miles south of Bristol, with the M5 motorway a short hop to the east.
This means road commuters can be in Bristol for work within 45 minutes.
The M5 south provides good links to Bridgwater, Taunton and Exeter, while Cheltenham and the Cotswolds are around an hour north.
Employment in Burnham-on-SeaMuch of Burnham-on-Sea's economy is based around tourism, while care services also employ a good number of workers alongside retail outlets.
Many Burnham-on-Sea residents commute to places like Bristol, Bridgwater and Bath.
Schools in Burnham-on-SeaSeaside living: Tick
Great transport links: Tick
Superb schools...? Absolutely!
All of which makes Burnham-on-Sea an ideal place for families.
Two of the area's four primary schools are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted - Burnham-on-Sea Infant School and St Joseph's RC Primary School - while St Andrew's CofE Junior School and Berrow CofE Primary School are rated 'Good'.
Shopping in Burnham-on-Sea
Eating out in Burnham-on-SeaWhat's the one thing you want when strolling along the glorious seafront of an English seaside town?
That's right... fish and chips!
So, head to the Esplanade Fish Bar, which is ideally located and serves everything you would expect from a traditional fish and chip shop - including an ice cream for afters!
In the evenings, Patty & Frank on the High Street is popular for its smoke house burgers and hot dogs, while La Vela is great for freshly-prepared Italian dishes.
Things to do in Burnham-on-Sea
Things to do with the kidsIf your children love a theme park then you're in luck.
Brean Theme Park just up the coast from Burnham-on-Sea is a great day out for the whole family.
With more than 40 rides and attractions, there's plenty on offer to keep the kids smiling all day.
Animal Farm Adventure Park, meanwhile, is also hugely popular with locals and tourists, while Brean Splash at Brean Leisure Park has indoor and outdoor pools covering all British weather eventualities.
**Statistics according to home.co.uk, May 2019