ACCESS to Berrow Beach car park will be closed to visitors as there are no longer any staff on duty since the summer season ended.

Sedgemoor District Council said it is putting the measures in place to prevent visitors who might encounter difficulties from parking on the sand.

Council maintenance teams will also take advantage of the closure to prepare for safety work on the ramp on the access road ready for next season.

While vehicle access is not available to the public, the rubbish bins will be moved to the beach gate.

A spokesman for Sedgemoor District Council said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this closure, but it is possible to walk to the beach via footpaths from the road.

"There is also free parking at the nearby Berrow Dunes Nature Reserve.”