April 28, 2017
Jellyfish warning issued to beach users in Burnham-On-Sea and Brean

Beach users in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have this week been warned to watch out for jellyfish along tide lines.

Several Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which can deliver a mild sting to paddlers and swimmers, have been washed up along local beaches during recent days.

One, a 21-inch wide jellyfish, photographed here, was washed up at Brean on Thursday morning (April 27th) which the Beach Warden says is the biggest seen on the beach for many years.

"We've seen several smaller jellyfish washed up this week, but this one was especially large," the warden told

Paddlers and swimmers are being advised to keep an eye out for the creatures as a precaution over the Bank Holiday weekend.

A spokesman for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) told "While some jellyfish are harmless or have a very mild sting, others have a more painful sting. We recommend that, for your own safety, you do not touch them and watch out for them if using the sea where they have been seen."


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