Burnham-on-Sea Beach in Somerset is an RNLI lifeguarded beach.

Burnham-on-Sea Beach

The main beach at Burnham-on-Sea is predominantly sandy with a pier, jetty and various shops and cafés close by. It's a good beach for swimming and paddling.

Although the roll out of lifeguard patrols has been affected by the coronavirus, the patrol dates below are correct. The end dates will be regularly reviewed.

Daily 4 July – 6 September 2020
Patrol times 10am-6pm

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Visit our patrolled beach list to see where our lifeguard service is operating now.

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Beach information

Stay safe on the beach

  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Find your nearest RNLI lifeguarded beach or search on goodbeachguide.co.uk or the Irish Water Safety website.
  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone.
  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
  • If you see someone in difficulty, don't attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
  • For more advice about having fun and staying safe on the beach, see our beach safety advice.

Working as an RNLI lifeguard is one of the best summer jobs out there

Join the team and we’ll get you kitted, trained and paid for a summer to remember. You will boost your fitness and train with like-minded people, earn a decent hourly rate from the start, and learn valuable skills that will stay with you for life.

All of this and you’ll be on the beach helping to save lives every day.  

Have you got what it takes?

If you’re fit, aged 16+ and can swim 400m, why not give it a go? Help with qualification training might be available if you’re new to beach lifeguarding.

So whether you’re qualified or just getting started, visit our recruitment site for info and vacancies, find out here what our lifeguard training is like, and join the #BestSummerJob conversation on social media.

You can help save lives and make our waters safer for everyone.

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News and media from Burnham-on-Sea Beach

Burnham-on-Sea RNLI crews paged after a dog reported in the water
lifeboat volunteers bringing Burnham Reach up Pier Street to the beach’
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Burnham-on-Sea RNLI crews called to assist after persons reported in the water.
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Burnham-on-Sea RNLI crews called to assist after persons reported in the water.
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Burnham-on-Sea RNLI crews called to assist after persons reported in the water
LI Lifeboat Burnham Reach on the Burnham-on-Sea town jetty
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Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat diverted to assist distressed kite surfer
Library shot of RNLI Lifeboat 'Doris Day and Brian'
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Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat diverted to assist distressed kite surfer
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