The sun rises over the sand dunes at Berrow lighting up the sky and the little wooden lighthouse on legs at Burnham on Sea in Somerset.
The lighthouse, built by Mr J Nelson, was first lit on the 1st December 1832. Together with the 'High Lighthouse' the lamps guided boats safely into Bridgewater Bay for nearly 140 years. The upper light rotates every few seconds, while a fixed light shines through the lower window.
For just a few years we lived in Burnham and knew this lighthouse pretty well. Strangely, for all the years that we lived in the town, I never went out and took a photograph of this lighthouse. I suppose the area that you live in becomes unremarkable and we can overlook the beauty on our doorstep.
This lighthouse is still in use guiding shipping vessels towards the town of Bridgewater.
You can find the location in this image by clicking the location link below. This will open up a Google Map of the localised area. Please take care and take note of local warning signs, as some areas of the beach are dangerous due to mud pits.
Location: Burnham-on-Sea Lighthouse, Somerset, England.Keywords: Somerset (6).