Berrow beach is a six-mile stretch of pristine beach, with sand dunes that support a diverse selection of insects and 270 species of wildflower.
During low tide, you can discover the wreck of the SS Normen, a Norwegian Barque, that ran aground here in 1897. On a stormy March day, south westerly winds swept ships aground across the Severn Estuary, including the SS Normen. Despite the challenging weather, the ship’s 10 crewmembers (and their dog!) were safely rescued by the Burnham Lifeboat. The ship itself could not be saved and its wreck is what you can see lying in the sand today.
It is important to keep safe on this beach!
- The tidal nature of the beach means that large areas can disappear under the waves: keep an eye on the rising tide, and check times before you visit!
- Mud around the SS Normen can be dangerous, so keep away a safe distance
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