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.

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Place Category: Beaches

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 0.1℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fog
Expect a temp in the range -1.1℃ to 0.2℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fog
Expect a temp in the range -0.9℃ to -0.4℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (SSE)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (SSW)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -0.2℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.1℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.4℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (ESE)

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. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:36 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 07:17 (Height 10.17m)
   Low Tide at 14:01 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 19:41 (Height 10.01m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:16 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 07:54 (Height 10.22m)
   Low Tide at 14:39 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 20:16 (Height 10.01m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:53 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 08:27 (Height 10.16m)
   Low Tide at 15:16 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 20:48 (Height 9.93m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:22 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 08:58 (Height 10.06m)
   Low Tide at 15:39 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 21:16 (Height 9.84m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:43 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 09:26 (Height 9.98m)
   Low Tide at 15:58 (Height 1.01m)
   High Tide at 21:44 (Height 9.75m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:09 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 09:55 (Height 9.87m)
   Low Tide at 16:25 (Height 0.97m)
   High Tide at 22:16 (Height 9.59m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:42 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 10:32 (Height 9.64m)
   Low Tide at 17:00 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 22:53 (Height 9.27m)

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