Burnham Yacht Club

Somerset

Burnham Yacht Club
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

This beach has some sand near the jetty with pebbles, mudflats and marsh further south towards the River Parrett. From the beach you can watch boats come and go and spot seabirds foraging.

Activities

An excellent spot for bird watching and boat watching.

Wildlife and Walks

Two National Nature reserves are nearby: Bridgwater Bay and Huntspill River NNR.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Burnham Yacht Club

Campsite Campsite Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

Parking is available on the seafront.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.