Pier named among 'UK's top best tiny attractions'
Pier has been named as one of 'the UK's best tiny attractions' by
a national newspaper this week.
Guardian newspaper has run a feature
on 'Little Britain: 10 of the UK's best tiny attractions' and named
Burnham Pavilion - which is Briatin's shortest pier - at number
paper says: "Nothing says British seaside like a pier, and
as an example of British understatement, Burnham-On-Seas,
at just 37 metres long, has no equal."
minuscule structure looks even smaller against the vast expanse
of sand and mudflats on which it sits. This coast experiences the
second-highest tidal range in the world (after the Bay of Fundy
in Nova Scotia) and at low tide the sea is a mile and a half away."
shortest pier has a selection of little outlets selling refreshments,
and a larger cafe than might be expected in such a small space (it
seats just more than 100)."
the piers true glory is its amusement arcade and bingo hall.
The pavilion that houses them takes up about three-quarters of the
pier, leaving just a little room on one side for those who prefer
to promenade outside. In short, it has all the essentials of a pier
with the bonus that it looks like a model of a proper one, which
somehow adds an extra layer to the entertainment on offer."