The Somerset Coast
Attractions > Somerset Landscapes - Around Wells
Along the Bristol Channel, near Burnham is Berrow Sands. This long flat sandy beach is used by many people for all kinds of activities including horse riding, cycling, walking and other various sand sports. Berrow Sands is also the location for the Burnham Lighthouse, a wooden structure located on the beach. Also found here is the Nornen Boat, a Norwegian Barque that was wrecked on the beach in 1897. The long beaches have lines of groynes which were originally built to help stop the drift of sand.
This coastal area can provide some spectacular opportunities for photography. Sunsets can be deep red and day time shots with the shimmering watery sands can create some great reflections.
There is wildlife and birds to spot in the wilder parts of the coastline and on the rocky outcrop of Brean Down in particular, which is a nature reserve. Brean Down is also a great spot for excellent views in all directions.