Lighthouse Beach

Not hard to figure out why this Burnham-on-Sea beach is called Lighthouse beach and the best known and photographed landmark in this part of Somerset.

The Grade II Heritage-listed nine-legged wooden lighthouse is 11m (36ft) tall, was built in 1832 and with care, you can walk out to the lighthouse.

This beach is the continuation of the main beach at Burnham-on-Sea and continues for a further six miles offering wide-open expanses of sand with dunes at the top of the beach.

Take note that at low tide you can get large areas of mud, pay attention to the warning signs.

The beach is warden patrolled in the summer and you have limited parking so one option is to walk from the Burnham seafront.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Lighthouse Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Lighthouse Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 21 beaches in Somerset, or check our list of Somerset Dog Friendly Beaches.

Planning your visit to Lighthouse Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Lighthouse Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 17.1℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Sep 21clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.5℃ to 11.9℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Sep 22clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Sep 23fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.9℃ to 11.8℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Sep 24heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (S)
Monday, Sep 25partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 16.2℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Sep 26clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.2℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (SW)

Burnham-on-Sea weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Lighthouse Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Lighthouse Beach is at Burnham-On-Sea 1.73 km (1.07 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Lighthouse Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 20 Sep
   Low Tide at 03:38 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 09:27 (Height 9.71m)
   Low Tide at 15:53 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 21:42 (Height 9.70m)
Thu 21 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:05 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 10:01 (Height 9.37m)
   Low Tide at 16:26 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 22:21 (Height 9.19m)
Fri 22 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:42 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 10:43 (Height 8.81m)
   Low Tide at 17:07 (Height 1.82m)
   High Tide at 23:09 (Height 8.47m)
Sat 23 Sep
   Low Tide at 05:27 (Height 2.13m)
   High Tide at 11:40 (Height 8.10m)
   Low Tide at 18:04 (Height 2.55m)
Sun 24 Sep
   High Tide at 00:18 (Height 7.75m)
   Low Tide at 06:36 (Height 2.87m)
   High Tide at 13:07 (Height 7.63m)
   Low Tide at 19:54 (Height 3.08m)
Mon 25 Sep
   High Tide at 02:13 (Height 7.62m)
   Low Tide at 09:18 (Height 3.05m)
   High Tide at 15:07 (Height 8.12m)
   Low Tide at 22:12 (Height 2.30m)
Tue 26 Sep
   High Tide at 03:50 (Height 8.50m)
   Low Tide at 10:45 (Height 1.98m)
   High Tide at 16:21 (Height 9.27m)
   Low Tide at 23:15 (Height 1.14m)

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