Burnham-on-Sea, located in Somerset, is situated at the mouth of the River Parrett. Until the late 18th Century, Burnham-on-Sea was a relatively small village. Today it has become a well known and popular seaside resort. The lighthouses in town are among the most well known local landmarks, particularly the Round Tower lighthouse, which dates back to 1750. The local pier, which spans 900 feet, is also particularly popular with residents and visitors alike. The area offers a range of shops and restaurants as well as a host of different accommodations options for visitors who may be interested in staying in the local area.
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The English town of Burnham on Sea is located within the county of Somerset. The town is located at the point where the River Parrett meets Bridgwater Bay. The town of Burnham on Sea was actually a small village up until the late part of the eighteenth century. The town is a popular seaside resort and a large number of tourists come to this area every year. The town is part of the parish that is known as Burnham on Sea and Highbridge. The parish has a population of about eighteen thousand four hundred and one. The main history of the town is the reclamation of the lower levels of Somerset by the Bristol Channel and also the River Severn.
The town of Burnham on Sea is best known for its mudflats and beaches and the dangers that these pose to shipping and individuals. The local residents have put in a lot of effort to defend their town and to ensure that they prevent the loss of life. The Bristol Channel has the second biggest tidal range in the whole world. The waves of the Bristol Channel can reach up to fifteen metres. There have been a number of people killed over the years and these have been people that have became trapped in the mudflats and then been overcome by the rising water, as it tends to rise very quickly.
There is a leisure and wildlife park located within the southwestern corner of the town and this park covers an area of forty-two acres.
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