Four nearby beaches named in Somerset’s top 10 best

PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 February 2018

Burnham beach.

Burnham beach.

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Four nearby beaches have been named in Somerset’s top 10 list.

Uphill Beach. Picture: Pete Watson. Uphill Beach. Picture: Pete Watson.

Burnham-on-Sea’s main beach was crowned number one, with its south beach jetty area coming sixth in the Beach Guide survey.

Uphill finished in eighth place and just a few miles down the road, Brean beach was named Somerset’s fourth best.

The results came from the Beach Guide website, which lists more than 1,500 seaside landforms across the UK.

Users voted on a range of different factors including water quality, how sandy a beach is and whether it is dog friendly.

Brean beach. Picture: Somerset Guide. Brean beach. Picture: Somerset Guide.

Burnham’s main strip was praised for ‘retaining much of its traditional charms, right down to donkey rides’.

Uphill was lauded for its striking views out to Brean Down and for having ‘the River Axe which flows out to sea’.

The survey also noted Burnham’s ‘iconic’ pier, the country’s shortest, as ‘an important piece of history’.

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