Opening Times and Access

The Park is open to pedestrians at all times but there are restrictions on vehicles. The Burrows Centre is open from the end of May to early September and the toilet facilities from Easter to the end of September.

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! and the Tip Road via Burrows Lane on the Appledore Road (see Burrows map)

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

At certain times and particularly over the summer season 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 others tickets call the Burrows Centre on 01237 479708.

See the table below for charges and categories of vehicles.

Burrows Centre and Toilets
The opening times for the Burrows Centre are from 11.a.m to 5.p.m. The toilets are available from 9.30 a.m. to 5.p.m from Easter to the end of September.

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!

The Burrows Centre and toilets are easier access with one of the conveniences recently refurbished to accommodate wheelchair access and pushchairs/prams for baby's needs and necessities.

Charges for Summertime

Ticket Type

Present Charges

Daily Car


Evening Car (from 4pm)/Mcycle


Minibus/car & trailer


Daily Coach/Minibus & Trailer


Weekly Car Ticket


Season Car Ticket