Everything you need to know about living in Burnham-on-Sea

Everything you need to know about living in Burnham-on-Sea
If you're looking for a piece of English coastal beauty, glorious outdoor space and superb transport links, then Burnham-on-Sea could be the answer you've been searching for.

Indeed, the town's beaches form the second longest stretch of sand in the whole of Europe!

So, you'll always find space for a sandcastle!

And Burnham-on-Sea isn't just a box ticker for outdoor living, either.

The town has great properties, too...

Burnham on sea

Living in Burnham-on-Sea

On 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-Sea

Property 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.

Rows of terraced villas dominate on the roads closest to the seafront, with Victorian terraces and semis slightly set back on streets behind Esplanade.

seafront houses Burnham

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 sale

Burnham-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

Properties to rent in the town are split between flats and houses, although rents are higher closer to the seafront.

Flats command an average monthly rent of £533, while houses average £858.

Average monthly rent: £696**

Burnham-on-Sea transport links

As 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.

Highbridge & Burnham station is around two miles from Burnham-on-Sea town centre and offers 34-minute rail services into Bristol Temple Meads.

Burnham sign

Employment in Burnham-on-Sea

Much 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-Sea

Seaside 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

Burnham-on-Sea High Street is home to an array of independent shops, while a Tesco Superstore is located off Ben Travers Way further into town.

Burnham high street

Eating out in Burnham-on-Sea

What'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

As well as those miles of beaches and two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park is great when the weather is set fair.

The 42-acre park is packed with activities as well, including fishing, skating, trails and a playground.

Walkers, meanwhile, should explore Brean Down between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea, which has stunning views and plenty of places to explore along the way.

park Burnham

Things to do with the kids

If 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.

If you are thinking of moving to Burnham-on-sea take a look at our available properties or get in touch with CJ Hole Burnham-on-sea who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

*Prices according to Rightmove, May 2019.
**Statistics according to home.co.uk, May 2019