Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea beach is ideal for family holidays. Dusted with sand and lapped by shallow waters, the beach offers safe fun for groups particularly if you’ve got children in tow. In addition, Bigbury on Sea beach is dotted with rock pools, so there’s plenty of creepy-crawly entertainment for budding marine biologists. While this beach is popular with families, there are a number of facilities and activities available if you’re seeking a bit more excitement on your holiday.
There’s a wide and varied selection of water sports available to visitors who prefer their holidays to feature a little adrenaline rush. If you want to try something different from the usual bodyboarding or surfing then windsurfing and kite-surfing are gaining popularity here, with hire facilities located right on the beach. To give you some peace of mind, there are lifeguards present at Bigbury on Sea beach during May to September and the beach also has a first-aid room. You can even take the dog onto Bigbury on Sea beach, although they are restricted to certain areas during the summer.
Excellent Access for Everyone
Bigbury on Sea beach has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag in recognition of the beach’s excellent standards, particularly its efforts to make the beach accessible to everyone. In addition to good disabled access, Bigbury on Sea beach also provides Beach Wheelchairs for those with mobility requirements, these are available to hire from the Venus Cafe.
Bigbury’s most famous landmark is Burgh Island, which overlooks the beach itself. The island is accessible at low tide, when the waters reveal a causeway that links it to the beach. However, when the tide is in you can still reach the island by hitching a ride on the popular and unique ‘sea tractor’. Burgh Island boasts an award-winning hotel, where guests are encouraged to dress in the style of the 1920s. Elegant and rather genteel, it’s an ideal romantic retreat for couples.
Bigbury on Sea beach has good facilities including a café that specialises in selling organic and local food. Its ‘surf ‘n’ turf is one of the best in the area and makes good use of locally sourced ingredients to create a delicious platter that everyone will enjoy.
- First Aid Room
- Lifeguards (May - September)
- Shower facilities
- Disabled access to the beach
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- On site parking - easy access to beach from car park.
- Beach side refreshment kiosk
- On-Site café/restaurant
Map & Directions
By Car: Take the B3392 from the A379. Follow signs to Burgh Island and Bigbury-on-Sea. Car Parks located next to the beach. All day parking charge amount depends on time of year.
Public Transport Directions
Accessible by using the South West Coastal Foot path.
- Beach Awards Blue Flag Award 2010
|Open All Year|
|open (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015)|