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Bridgwater Burnham and Highbridge

Bridgwater Burnham and Highbridge

The Coastal Towns of Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge

Heading further along the coast into the heart of the Somerset levels, you reach the seaside town of Burnham-on-Sea, with the second largest stretch of sand in Europe and the quaint old market town of Highbridge. Both sit in the middle of the Quantock Hills and the Mendip Hills, both areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. So you don't have to go far to get either your beach fix or the fresh air of the countryside.

For commuters, both Burnham and Highbridge are well placed to get you into work - whether that's in Bristol, Bridgwater, Taunton or Exeter. Head to the train station and you can be in Bristol in just over half an hour. While the Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Gloucester are straight up the M5 and reachable in under 90 minutes.

Properties here come in all shapes and sizes. In Burnham, proud Victorian villas look out over the sea towards the South Wales coast, while Highbridge offers a great range of smaller period terraces and semi-detached houses. But you'll also discover some fine country residences or new developments with a pleasing mix of family homes and apartments. If you haven't considered these areas before, maybe now's the time to take a second look.


Burnham-on-Sea is a small coastal town located in the county of Somerset, England. The town is situated on the mouth of the River Parrett and is known for its long sandy beach and picturesque views of the Bristol Channel. Burnham-on-Sea has a rich history and culture, making it a popular destination for living, tourists and locals alike.

One of the main attractions in Burnham-on-Sea is the beach. The town's beach is a 7-mile stretch of golden sand that is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and beach games. The beach is also home to the famous Burnham-on-Sea lighthouse, which is open to the public and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. The lighthouse is also a popular spot for birdwatching, as it is home to a variety of seabirds such as guillemots, razorbills, and kittiwakes.

Another popular attraction in Burnham-on-Sea is the town's pier. The pier is a great place to take a stroll and enjoy the sea views. It is also home to a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants, making it the perfect spot for a day out. The pier also hosts a number of events throughout the year, including live music, comedy nights, and fireworks displays.

Burnham-on-Sea is also home to a number of historical and cultural attractions. The town's museum, the Heritage Centre, is a great place to learn about the history of the town and the surrounding area. The centre features a variety of exhibits, including a replica of a Victorian street, a collection of local artefacts, and information about the town's maritime heritage.

Another historical attraction in Burnham-on-Sea is the St. Andrew's Church. The church is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture and is over 700 years old. It features a number of interesting features, including a medieval font and a stained-glass window depicting the town's history.

In terms of outdoor activities, Burnham-on-Sea has plenty of options. For the nature lovers, there is the Apex Park, a lovely green space with a lake and a variety of wildlife, including ducks, swans, and geese. The park also has a playground, a skate Park and a mini-golf course, making it a great spot for a family day out. For the adrenaline seekers, there is the High Street and the beach where you can try kite-surfing, windsurfing, and paddleboarding.

Property in Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham-on-Sea also has a wide range of property for sale, terraced properties along the beach front with views across the Bristol Channel, Victorian villas and semi-detached large family homes and as you move deeper into town, properties become more modern with new developments flanked by 1960s and 1970s detached family homes. There are many holiday accommodation options, from hotels, B&Bs and self-catering apartments. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the town, serving a variety of cuisines, from traditional English fish and chips to Italian, Indian and Chinese.

In conclusion, Burnham-on-Sea is a great destination to live and if considering a seaside holiday. With its long sandy beach, picturesque pier, and historical and cultural attractions, it offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a new home, relaxing holiday or an action-packed adventure, Burnham-on-Sea has something to offer.

Subarbs of Burnham-on-Sea

Brent Knoll - Distance from Burnham-on-Sea 2.77km / 1.72miles

Highbridge - Distance from Burnham-on-Sea 2.9km / 1.8miles

Huntspill - Distance from Burnham-on-Sea 4.02km / 2.5miles

East Brent - Distance from Burnham-on-Sea 4.84km / 3.01miles

Lympsham - Distance from Burnham-on-Sea 5.4km / 3.41miles

East Huntspill - Distance from Burnham-on-Sea 6.02km / 3.74miles

Pawlett - Distance from Burnham-on-Sea 6.82km / 4.24miles


Highbridge is a small town located in the county of Somerset, England. It is situated on the coast of the Bristol Channel, and is known for its historic town centre, picturesque countryside, and proximity to the coast.

One of the main attractions in Highbridge is the town centre, which is home to a variety of independent shops, cafes, and pubs. The town is also home to the Highbridge and Burnham Heritage Centre, which provides an insight into the town's history and heritage. Visitors can learn about the town's past as a major port and trading centre, as well as the local industries that have shaped the area, such as agriculture and seafaring.

Highbridge is also known for its picturesque countryside, which offers a range of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy. The area is home to a number of walking and cycling trails, as well as a variety of parks and gardens. The town is also home to the Highbridge Cheddar Valley Railway, which offers visitors the opportunity to take a scenic train ride through the countryside.

The town is also home to a number of beaches, including the popular Berrow Beach. This beach is a great spot for swimming and sunbathing, and is also popular with surfers and kite surfers. It also has a long stretch of sand and is great for dog walkers and beachcombers.

Another popular attraction in Highbridge is the nearby town of Burnham-on-Sea. This seaside town is known for its Victorian architecture, promenade and beach. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities, such as boating, fishing, and bird watching, as well as visiting the town's many shops and restaurants.

Property in Highbridge

There are a variety of property types available in Highbridge.

  1. Detached and semi-detached houses: These are the most common types of homes in Highbridge. They range from traditional Victorian and Edwardian houses to more modern builds.

  2. Terraced houses: These are typically older properties, many of which have been renovated to a high standard. They offer a more affordable option for those looking to buy a property in the area.

  3. Flats and apartments: There are a number of flats and apartments available in Highbridge, particularly in the town centre. They offer a convenient option for those looking to live close to the amenities.

  4. Cottages and bungalows: These are often found in the surrounding countryside and can be a great option for those looking for a more rural lifestyle.

  5. Luxury properties: Highbridge has a variety of luxury properties, some with sea views close to the beach front and some have large gardens.

It is worth noting that the property market in Highbridge is relatively small, so the availability of properties can vary. It is advisable to consult with our estate agents team members to get the most recent updates on the property market in the area.

What's on in Highbridge?

Highbridge is also well-known for its events and festivals, which take place throughout the year. These include the Highbridge Festival of Arts and Culture, which features a range of music and art performances, as well as the annual Highbridge Carnival, which is a colourful parade of floats and costumes.

In conclusion, Highbridge is a charming and historic town located in the county of Somerset, England. It offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy, including shopping, outdoor activities, and festivals. The town is particularly popular among those who enjoy history and heritage, as well as those who are looking for a picturesque coastal home.

Subarbs of Highbridge

Subarbs of Highbridge, Somerset include: 

Huntspill - Distance from Highbridge 1.27km / 0.79miles

Burnham-on-Sea - Distance from Highbridge 2.9km / 1.8miles

East Huntspill - Distance from Highbridge 3.51km / 2.18miles

Pawlett - Distance from Highbridge 4.33km / 2.69miles

Brent Knoll - Distance from Highbridge 4.35km / 2.7miles

Puriton - Distance from Highbridge 5.46km / 3.39miles

East Brent - Distance from Highbridge 6.21km / 3.86miles


Nestled in the heart of Somerset, Bridgwater is a picturesque town that effortlessly combines historical charm with modern amenities. With its rich heritage, stunning landscapes, and a thriving community, Bridgwater has become an increasingly sought-after destination for both residents and potential homeowners.

Surrounded by stunning countryside and bordered by the serene River Parrett, Bridgwater is a haven for nature lovers. The Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies just a stone's throw away, providing opportunities for scenic walks, hiking, and wildlife observation. The nearby Somerset Levels, a unique wetland landscape, offer a tranquil retreat for those seeking a peaceful escape.

Property in Bridgwater

The Bridgwater property market presents a diverse range of options, from charming period cottages to contemporary homes. With a mix of architectural styles and property sizes, there is something to suit every taste and budget. Additionally, the town's accessibility to major transport links makes it an attractive choice for commuters.


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