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Burnham-on-Sea is one of Somerset's classic seaside resorts due to the exceptional stretch of beach here. Complete with promenade lined with Victorian and Edwardian guest houses Burnham was originally envisaged as a rival to nearby Weston-super-Mare. A hundred years on, and whilst Burnham-on-Sea might have lost that competition it is all the better for it. These days the beach is lively enough in the summer and retains much of its traditional charms - right down to donkey rides on the beach. Burnham-on-Sea is also home to Britain's shortest pier. Built in 1911 and measuring just over 100 ft (37 m) it is basically just a pier end pavilion, but at the start of the pier!