For the last two years Bridgwater has published brand new tourism guides to encourage people to visit the town as a travel destination and a jumping off point to explore the sites of Sedgemoor and Somerset….but sadly, we have to follow Government advice and ask that you put off your travel plans for the immediate future. BUT…keep us in mind for when travel restrictions finally get lifted. Whilst some travel restrictions have been relaxed,Bridgwater Town Council has to echo the decision of other authorities simply not to come. Although some of our famous restaurants are operating as takeaways, facilities to support tourism are simply not fully operational.
Sedgemoor District Council is asking anyone who is considering coming to Sedgemoor’s beaches or beauty spots to be considerate to our communities. At the beaches and parks, there are no safety staff/beach wardens/lifeguards on duty. Social distancing measures continue to apply and people are asked to please observe these at all times for your safety and the safety of communities and businesses.
Beaches and Parks – Whilst the beach is available for exercise, the advice is that Social distancing measures continue to apply. You can only with people from your household or one other person whilst staying two metres apart. At Burnham-on-Sea beach, there are no safety staff/beach wardens/lifeguards on duty. Play areas/playgrounds within parks remain closed.
Food and Drink – The majority of visitor facilities including hospitality facilities remain closed, apart from some takeaway services from a few premises.
Toilets – are open, mainly to provide hand washing facilities – there is signage to remind people to socially distance if queueing.
Berrow Beach Access Road – the gates will remains locked , as there are no safety staff/wardens on duty to help any visitors who may get into trouble from parking on the beach. It is possible to walk onto the beach via footpaths from the road.
Accommodation and second homes: Going on holiday and visiting second homes is still not permitted. Campsites, holiday parks, hotels, bed and breakfasts and other holiday accommodation will remain closed, except when providing accommodation for specific reasons, such as for critical workers needing a place to stay for work. Overnight stays in camper vans are not permitted.
The government advice as to what you can and can’t do is available here.