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Northam Burrows opening times and access

The Park is open to pedestrians at all times but there are restrictions on vehicles. The Burrows Visitor Centre has toilets and a cafe which open year round. The exhibition and are open from April to October.

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Vehicle Access

If arranging to meet with friends, it is important to remember there are three main entry points:

  • Sandymere Road via Northam Square
  • Pebbleridge Road via Westward Ho!
  • The Tip Road via Burrows Lane on the Appledore Road (see Burrows map)

From March to October, the vehicle gates are open from 7am to 10pm and from November to February they are open from 7am to 6pm, but pedestrian gates are still open outside of these hours.

From the 29th March until the end of October there is a toll charge for the privilege of bringing a vehicle onto the common. At these times entry is by ticket or Manor Pass only. Manor Passes are available to residence that reside within the Ancient Manor of Northam. Northam Town Council allocate Manor Passes and can be contacted on 01237 474976. For information about other tickets call the Burrows Centre on 01237 479708.

See the table below for charges and categories of vehicles.

Burrows Centre and Toilets

The Burrows Centre is open to the public from 29th March to the end of October, everyday from 10am-5pm. Public toilets are available all year, at the rear of the cafe building .The cafe serves hot and cold food and drinks. For the cafe opening times please ring the Pebble Ridge Kitchen on 01237424138.

Restricted Mobility

People with prams pushchairs and wheelchairs may experience some difficulty in accessing all parts of the Burrows.  The park is a relatively natural area of dune and coastal grassland with much of it being flat or gently sloping. There is little hard surfacing but the natural grasses being short and grazed provide a fairly substantial surface.  There is a walkway at the end of Sandymere road across the Pebble Ridge for easier access to the beach. This does not suit all, as the ridge being a natural feature and the walkway man made so the higher tides can cause movement to the walkway and irregular stepping.  The main beach access is the slipway at Westward Ho!

There is a single blue badge parking bay at the visitor centre.

Charges for Summertime

Toll charges

Ticket Type

Present Charges

Daily Car


Evening Car (from 4pm)/Motorcycle


Minibus/car and trailer


Daily Coach/Minibus and Trailer


Weekly Car Ticket


Car Season Ticket


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