58 Mile England Coast Path Opens in Somerset

Visitors to our holiday parks in Somerset this week could be among the first to take steps on a brand new stretch of coastal path in the county.

The longest section of the England Coast Path was officially opened by Natural England this week, spanning two thirds of the county starting in Brean Down, near Sandy Glade Holiday Park, and ending in Minehead.

England Coast Path Opens In Somerset | John Fowler Somerset Holiday Parks

Speaking to burnham-on-sea.com, MP James Heappey said: “This is a huge opportunity for Burnham, Berrow and Brean – our stretch of the Somerset coast. We already are recognising the value of walkers and walking to our visitor economy.”

“This is a great opportunity for Burnham and what we need to do now is grab what Natural England have done for us by getting the coastal path here and make Burnham the most attractive place we possibly can for walkers to come and stay and feel welcome to bring more people back next year.”

The 58-mile route is relatively flat, covering the beaches of Burnham-on-Sea and Berrow, grazing the outskirts of the Somerset Levels to Bridgewater. The path continues through Steart Marshes and across more undulating terrain at Hinkley Point and Blue Anchor. The Somerset stretch runs near to the West Somerset Steam Railway before ending in Minehead.

Are you planning on visiting the new stretch of coast path while at our caravan parks in Somerset? A family stroll in this fabulous weather would really fit the bill this Easter.