Bigbury on Sea Beach

Bigbury, Nr Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4AZ

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Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea beach in South Devon 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 entertainment for budding marine biologists who like to explore. 

Bigbury on Sea Beach has 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 popular 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. The beach has excellent water quality so you can be sure the whole family is safe to enjoy the sea, whether its paddling your feet or swimming along the beautiful beach. You can even take the dog onto Bigbury on Sea beach, although they are restricted to certain areas during the summer.

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.

Burgh Island

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, elegant and rather genteel; it’s an ideal romantic retreat for couples.

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Opening Times

open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • First Aid Room
  • Lifeguards (May - September)
  • Shower facilities

Catering

  • Beach side refreshment kiosk
  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - easy access to beach from car park.

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Road 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.

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Public Transport Directions

Accessible by using the South West Coastal Foot path.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Walkerjonestish
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Brilliant relaxing and a must see
      5 of 5 stars
      19th Mar 2022
      Bigbury On Sea The Sea Sand and scenery is just beautiful we spent a relaxing afternoon walking then having a Cider You should pop into the Pilchard Inn dated 1339 and see inside this little Inn... Read full review
    • Steve C
      Dog ban ignored and not enforced.
      3 of 5 stars
      14th May 2022
      A lovely beach but spoiled by dogs running amok. The beach on the left hand side of the causeway is supposed to be dog free from the 1st May to 30th September. Clearly not enforced by the council as... Read full review
    • rdsue8
      Daventry, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Picturesque
      5 of 5 stars
      19th May 2022
      Lovely scenic spot with surfing lessons on beach to watch - tractor looked odd ! We hired a kayak for my hubby from the shop by the car park - good value and hubby had lots of fun in the surf whilst... Read full review

    Awards

    • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Award Blue Flag Award 2010

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