boost: Burnham-On-Sea sees 'busiest ever' start to season
has seen its 'busiest ever' start to the tourist season thanks to
the continuing heatwave.
area has been sweltering in hot conditions for over a month and
forecasters say the conditions are set to continue.
Geoff Lewis at seafront gift shop The Treasure
Chest said: "Ice cream sales have been fantastic - we have
seen our best-ever start to the season in the 26 years we've traded
actually been physically challenging to keep up with sales at time
- we just hope it continues for the six week summer holidays."
Mike Bond, owner of the The Esplanade Fish Bar, added: "It's
been very busy - the best start to a season we've seen for many
Chamber of Trade says the footfall in the town centre has been boosted
in recent weeks too. "The latest figures from the footfall
cameras show the number of people in the High Street is up three
per cent year-on-year thanks to the great weather," said a
providers are also seeing strong bookings too, with many reporting
occupancy is well up on previous years.
hottest day of the current heatwave in Burnham was 30.1°C at
4.20pm on June 26th. The
weather forecast shows that more hot weather is on the way.