Burnham on Sea’s lower lighthouse is getting a makeover. The work is expected to take approximately two weeks, depending on weather and tides and is scheduled to start next week (11th October).
The lighthouse is kept in tip-top condition by Sedgemoor District Council who last decorated the exterior in 2016 by using specialist paint for use in a marine environment and exposed to salty air, spray and windy conditions. The materials, special equipment needed for working on soft sand and labour cost in the region of £9,450.
For many residents and visitors, the lighthouse is an iconic photographic image, especially set against the dramatic sunsets, courtesy of the quality of light for which Burnham on Sea is well-known.